The Null Device
As football mania sweeps England and one scarcely sees a white van or large shaven-headed geezer without a dozen St. George's flags, England's neighbours are reacting to the conflagration of jingoism in different ways. In North Wales, the heartland of Welsh nationalism,
a police chief has warned England fans to avoid flying the flag
for fear of antagonising Welsh fans. Meanwhile, up in Scotland (a nation which usually supports
whoever's playing against England
; it's not uncommon to see Scots declaring themselves as honorary Bosnians or Ghanaians or whatever for the duration of a football match),
schoolchildren who say bad things about the sassenach will be excluded from classrooms
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