The Welsh Sports Minister (I know, I didn’t know they had one either) Rhodri Glyn Thomas has called for “common sense to prevail” and for the Welsh National Anthem to be played before the FA Cup Final.
I hope the FA is going to be sensible about things because there will be great disappointment in Wales if we’re not allowed to sing the national anthem.
What a complete crock. “Common sense” would suggest that the team represesting the capital city of Wales would play in the Welsh League, but Cardiff City very happily play in the English league where the money they obtain far outweighs that of the Welsh Premier League.
If the Canaries decided to play in the Welsh League and insisted that “God Save the Queen” was played before the Cup Final I think we all know what would happen. You want the Welsh anthem? Get to the Welsh FA Cup Final. It’s the English FA Cup Final, it’s the English ruddy anthem that must be played.
Gwyn Davies from the Valley Rams Supporters Club has got his head screwed on:
I don’t think we should distract from what’s going on – on the pitch. There’s no prouder Welshman than me but this is not the time and the place.
It’s not Wales v England, it’s two teams in the English FA Cup final.
This smacks of a politician trying to jump on some sort of bandwagon in the hope of keeping “his” people happy. Well I’m sorry Mr. Thomas but no. Not having it I’m afraid.
Incidentally I don’t think Cardiff should be allowed to play in Europe should they win either but that’s a whole other debate that we’ll have if and when we need to. They knew the rules when they chose to stay in the English league so to quote my dear old mum, “sorry, but tough”.