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Falklands

SELJUK

War Hero
You invade and then give us about six weeks to get down there. You bluster and then we'll bluster. You bluster some more then depart and it'll be fantastic for both governments in the popularity stakes. Simple......What could possibly go wrong?
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Any vets got any thoughts about this?
I kinda understand where he's coming from, but it's just a flag. Do they then not show rugby if Argentina are playing? Surely replacing it with the flag of the Republic is just as bad if not worse?
 

SaladDodger

Lantern Swinger
For me sport is sport and should never cross with politics or religion. If we ignored all our former and some current enemies we'd never play at international level.

Afghans at cricket, Ireland at rugby, Germany at Football etc, the list is endless.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Any vets got any thoughts about this?
I kinda understand where he's coming from, but it's just a flag. Do they then not show rugby if Argentina are playing? Surely replacing it with the flag of the Republic is just as bad if not worse?
Agree see their point, but once again that was caused by a government not the sporting youth.
If we hold any international event and Argentina are involved their flag would be flying?
 

slim

War Hero
When I worked for BAe I had a job to do in Rio Brazil.
During this time I went to a cultural show which represented carnival (Tiy=ts everywhere)
I sat next to an Argantinian and his wife and they were lovely people. Though they show was in the Portugese language as the spoke Spanish they understood most of what was said so translated for me.
They said that for them loosing the Falklands war was wonderful.
The reason, it got rid of the Military Junctar.
Argentina became a much better place to live.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
When I worked for BAe I had a job to do in Rio Brazil.
During this time I went to a cultural show which represented carnival (Tiy=ts everywhere)
I sat next to an Argantinian and his wife and they were lovely people. Though they show was in the Portugese language as the spoke Spanish they understood most of what was said so translated for me.
They said that for them loosing the Falklands war was wonderful.
The reason, it got rid of the Military Junctar.
Argentina became a much better place to live.

Cool story bro......
 
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Deleted 493

Guest
Aye, and Argies added to the register of friends.

What a traitor. And what is he doing, mixing and fraternising with people who might end up wanting to come to the UK and claim dole and rape our NHS?

C'mon Sumo. Post up a link.

levers
 

slim

War Hero
Aye, and Argies added to the register of friends.
Certainly not a friend, just a couple of Argentinians that I shared a table with for a couple of hours knowing that we would never meet again
However I do have friends of many races and religions in many countries. This is due to spending months working and socialising with the workforce of whichever factory I happenned to be working in. Unlike you and Levers who have only limited knowlege of other countries as you have only spent days or weeks abroad.
My experiences are real unlike yours which are from television and the movies.
 

Knotty

Lantern Swinger
As a SAMA82 vet I can honestly say that it wouldn't bother me one jot. It occurred 37 years ago and many Argies who fought didn't wish to be there. As others have said it's sport & should not be confused with what went on back then.
That being said, if the lad who asked to have the flag moved is bothered by it then fair enough. Good of the pub to respect his request.
 

Branch-Hopper

War Hero
Ironically I suspect that the Irish (both sides of the boarder) have taken the lives of more UK servicemen/women than the military Junta of Argentina managed.

Should that banner (awful pun intended) be taken from outside the pub too?

I confess I have served in neither theatre, but I bow to the comment of @Knotty above.
 
Ironically I suspect that the Irish (both sides of the boarder) have taken the lives of more UK servicemen/women than the military Junta of Argentina managed.

Should that banner (awful pun intended) be taken from outside the pub too?

I confess I have served in neither theatre, but I bow to the comment of @Knotty above.
They are trying to repel the boarder as We speak... ;)
 

PedlarP

Lantern Swinger

Any vets got any thoughts about this?
I kinda understand where he's coming from, but it's just a flag. Do they then not show rugby if Argentina are playing? Surely replacing it with the flag of the Republic is just as bad if not worse?

I am not a vet of the Falklands, I was in Canada when that kicked off. However, I was back in Faslav in 1984 1986 for UK WUPS when the World Cup was playing. I remember the England vs Argentina game and whilst there was a lot of animosity toward the Argentinians, it almost developed into another conflict when the infamous 'hand of God' goal (or not) was scored by Maradona.

As per previous posts, sport, religion and politics do not mix.
 
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Deleted 493

Guest
I am not a vet of the Falklands, I was in Canada when that kicked off. However, I was back in Faslav in 1984 for UK WUPS when the World Cup was playing. I remember the England vs Argentina game and whilst there was a lot of animosity toward the Argentinians, it almost developed into another conflict when the infamous 'hand of God' goal (or not) was scored by Maradona.

As per previous posts, sport, religion and politics do not mix.


Dude - 1986 WC.

Just sayin'

levers
 
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