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RFU reviewing “Swing Low”

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53096584

More significantly, they seem to be hinting at some kind of transformation-like process there.

"We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation however, that in itself is not enough.

"We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game including administration."

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I thought this was a wind up.

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Old DVDs could well become high value when all this is over and nothing funny or "controversial" is allowed on any media platform.
I could imagine a time when you go to a seedy backstreet market to get a DVD of Harry Potter for 50 quid. It being banned from TV due to the author being a TERF.
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blockhead wrote:Old DVDs could well become high value when all this is over and nothing funny or "controversial" is allowed on any media platform.
I could imagine a time when you go to a seedy backstreet market to get a DVD of Harry Potter for 50 quid. It being banned from TV due to the author being a TERF.
That would make more sense. How would banning a song so closely associated with civil rights make rugby more diverse, it would do the opposite.

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And of course thats why they sing it in English rugby, their long standing fraternal relationships with the downtrodden and the oppressed.

Or, the wanking gestures.
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I always found it an odd song for the English Rugby masses to embrace.
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What will they replace the Chariots with to stick where the sun dont shine ?

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Blue not red blood wrote:What will they replace the Chariots with to stick where the sun dont shine ?
Does it matter?

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ronk wrote:
Blue not red blood wrote:What will they replace the Chariots with to stick where the sun dont shine ?
Does it matter?
Next stop. God Save the Queen.
If ever a song was out of step with the modern world.
"Rebellious Scots to crush" I mean, come on man.
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This is bizarre. Orwellian allusions are massively overused but revising culture en masse to fit a particular ideology is, well...positively Orwellian. The most confusing part is that the ideology isn't 'on to nothing' - there is some truth in its claims, and trying to parse it all out with nuance and objectivity is really difficult because if you disagree with anything its proponents say (who are now well established in the media, high and low culture, politics and government, sport, etc.), you're "part of the problem" and are "centering your whiteness" (or some variant thereof). Weird times.
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Dave Cahill wrote:And of course thats why they sing it in English rugby, their long standing fraternal relationships with the downtrodden and the oppressed.

Or, the wanking gestures.
I didnt know that last part. Makes it a more apt national song.

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blockhead wrote:
ronk wrote:
Blue not red blood wrote:What will they replace the Chariots with to stick where the sun dont shine ?
Does it matter?
Next stop. God Save the Queen.
If ever a song was out of step with the modern world.
"Rebellious Scots to crush" I mean, come on man.
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Calls for Exeter Chiefs to entirely alter branding in new development
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/calls-fo ... evelopment

131 signatures. Saracens name has got to go at this rate.
I personally find the "Irish" in London Irish offensive.
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blockhead wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Calls for Exeter Chiefs to entirely alter branding in new development
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/calls-fo ... evelopment

131 signatures. Saracens name has got to go at this rate.
I personally find the "Irish" in London Irish offensive.
Don't go looking up wikipedia for Harlequin then.

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blockhead wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Calls for Exeter Chiefs to entirely alter branding in new development
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/calls-fo ... evelopment

131 signatures. Saracens name has got to go at this rate.
I personally find the "Irish" in London Irish offensive.
the London part isn't great either tbh

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It is now that they are moving to Brentford

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Morf wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 10:21 pm
blockhead wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Calls for Exeter Chiefs to entirely alter branding in new development
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/calls-fo ... evelopment

131 signatures. Saracens name has got to go at this rate.
I personally find the "Irish" in London Irish offensive.
Don't go looking up wikipedia for Harlequin then.

A comic servant wearing what amounts to a blackface mask.
Or WASPs

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johng wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 11:22 pm
It is now that they are moving to Brentford
Well there is that I suppose

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What have white anglo saxon protestants ever done wrong?

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