Blue & Maroon wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:44 pm
God Save the Queen used to get played when Coulthard won a GP, I can't remember but I'm sure when Murray won Olympic Gold that it was also played rather than Flower of Scotland...I really don't see what the problem is (and I was born in Scotland and lived there for the first 9 years of my life).
Some idiots just like to moan about anything.
One side of my family is (proudly) Scottish. They've never had a problem with God Save the Queen being played when an athlete is representing the UK.
The irony is that most of the complaints on twitter are 'English imperialism still going strong', 'Squashing our culture', 'English drivel' etc etc whilst those same comments commit the same offences they are allegedly the victims of
As a Scot, I can maybe shed some light on why we generally don't like God Save the Queen - it's the reference to "rebellious Scots to crush" in the full version, historically it was "bastard Scots to crush" as well.
Now, personally I'm indifferent to it and I'd say that most Scots are the same, but you do get the Saltire thumping nationalists who get quite upset by it.
The fact that Rangers fans sing it on a regular basis has also added to the general dislike of the song up here.
ETA; I'm not suggesting at all that there's a hatred of the song, and nobody is ever foaming at the mouth with rage if it's played - just a feeling that it's not "our" song in the main.