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Anorak | England v France at Euro 2012 in photos – jingoism and militant Christianity outbreak

England v France at Euro 2012 in photos – jingoism and militant Christianity outbreak

by | 12th, June 2012

SO. England are off to a decent start in the European Championships with a creditable 1-1 draw with France. The papers have been using their insight and nous add more statistics to the only one that matters – the Daily Mail gives John Terry 8 out of 10; the Times give him 6. The BBC’s pundits are locked in a joylous basement in Salford in a game bid to empathise with life for the Poles and Ukrainians under Soviet rule. The hateful England supporters band has been banned from playing in the stadium, allowing them to move towards trad jazz (the true sound of lost causes), and the stadium PA announcer to herald every kick off with a countdown from 10 – he got to 4 before the referee blowed the whistles for the tournament’s opener. And there were no monkey chants, Nazis salutes or re-enactment of death camps in the stands. The Times says there was “little sign of racism in the Domnbass stadium”. No. There was none. Indeed, the most notable signs of nationalism, militant relgionism and jingoism were evidenced among the England fans…

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Members of the MIGS (Men In George Suits) supporters club stand in front of the statue of Lenin in Donetsk, Ukraine.



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