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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 24 Jan 19 11.10pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by black eagle.

Yes I was born here.

My parents are Jamaican and I was bought up watching the Windies at Lord's and thee Oval.

I support England against everyone else but not the Windies.

Handy to have some Barbadians then.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 24 Jan 19 11.14pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Yeah....I wonder how Jofra Archer feels about issues like this.

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 24 Jan 19 11.33pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

Originally posted by black eagle.

Yes I was born here.

My parents are Jamaican and I was bought up watching the Windies at Lord's and thee Oval.

I support England against everyone else but not the Windies.

I don't have an issue with this, I have plenty of mates who have a similar situation and outlook.

The only ones I used to disagree with where those who were born and raised here, with both parents from elsewhere, yet had the "I'll support whoever England are playing against" in any sport.

 


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Originally posted by Stuk

I don't have an issue with this, I have plenty of mates who have a similar situation and outlook.

The only ones I used to disagree with where those who were born and raised here, with both parents from elsewhere, yet had the "I'll support whoever England are playing against" in any sport.

Stuk I came across this alot in the world cup .
People supporting everyone that played against England.

I watched every England game in my England shirt.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 25 Jan 19 11.13am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stuk

I don't have an issue with this, I have plenty of mates who have a similar situation and outlook.

I went to the England India ODI in Birmingham last summer with a Brit of Indian heritage who insisted on wearing his India shirt. At least we had the pleasure of extracting the urine from him when we won

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 25 Jan 19 11.41am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by black eagle.

Stuk I came across this alot in the world cup .
People supporting everyone that played against England.

I watched every England game in my England shirt.

But if England played Jamaica?

I get it....it's your heritage...you were raised in a Jamaican household...but from an English/British angle it's also a form of diluted allegiance. In small numbers I accept this...but on the large scale it's disastrous for any nation state.

Correct me if I'm wrong but you see yourself as a Jamaican who lives in Britain with a British passport.

Edited by Stirlingsays (25 Jan 2019 11.44am)

 

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View Ghostship's Profile Ghostship Flag Norfolk 25 Jan 19 1.23pm Send a Private Message to Ghostship Add Ghostship as a friend

First and foremost it's none of our business who someone supports its just a game of cricket when all said and done.

Remember a story about Welshman Robert Croft who played for England who were on a winter tour one year whilst the England V Wales was being played at rugby, the whole England cricket team watched it in a bar and Croft was cheering for Wales in front of his England team mates, think words were said about him being unpatriotic and it got a few backs up.

 

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Originally posted by Ghostship

First and foremost it's none of our business who someone supports its just a game of cricket when all said and done.

Do you feel the same about football supporters too?

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 25 Jan 19 2.12pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Ghostship

Remember a story about Welshman Robert Croft who played for England who were on a winter tour one year whilst the England V Wales was being played at rugby, the whole England cricket team watched it in a bar and Croft was cheering for Wales in front of his England team mates, think words were said about him being unpatriotic and it got a few backs up.

The cricketers aren't very bright then as it is the England and Wales Cricket Board that they were playing for

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 25 Jan 19 2.13pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

Originally posted by black eagle.

Stuk I came across this alot in the world cup .
People supporting everyone that played against England.

I watched every England game in my England shirt.

Like I said, I don't have an issue with this.

If you grew up in a house where your whole family are supporting a cricket or football team of another country (their country), and you follow suit (as you most likely would) how/why would you suddenly switch allegiance later in life even if you're born and raised in England?

 


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View black eagle.'s Profile black eagle. Flag south croydon. 25 Jan 19 2.16pm Send a Private Message to black eagle. Add black eagle. as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

But if England played Jamaica?

I get it....it's your heritage...you were raised in a Jamaican household...but from an English/British angle it's also a form of diluted allegiance. In small numbers I accept this...but on the large scale it's disastrous for any nation state.

Correct me if I'm wrong but you see yourself as a Jamaican who lives in Britain with a British passport.

Edited by Stirlingsays (25 Jan 2019 11.44am)

No Stirling I see myself as British but with Jamaican roots.

Proud to be British but equally proud of my Jamaican roots.

And before you ask yes I have been to Jamaica.

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 25 Jan 19 2.22pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I went to the England India ODI in Birmingham last summer with a Brit of Indian heritage who insisted on wearing his India shirt. At least we had the pleasure of extracting the urine from him when we won

He wasn't one of those that just screams as soon as their batsmen hits the ball I hope? At least wait and see if it's a good shot first, and then politely clap.

 


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