Sports Letter: Clarion call

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Sir: The anthem ceremony at the Five Nations' Championship is, of course, a display of supreme nationalism. Consider the rallying call of 'The Flower Of Scotland' and Wales's 'Land Of My Fathers', but what of the English anthem? It is neither stirring nor triumphant, and needs to be changed, if the national anthem is not to become a national anathema. Any suggestions for an alternative?

Yours faithfully,

PAUL HOWELL

Southampton

9 February

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