Sports Letter: Insulting

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The Independent Online
Sir: "God save the Queen" was once the only anthem played at Scotland versus England football and rugby internationals. This was at least consistent with it being the anthem of Great Britain.

It is hard to underestimate the damage it does to the British monarchy (and cross-border detente) to now have it played solely for England, especially against another member of the Union. It combines breathtaking ignorance of history and arrogance against a smaller co-nation, and fuels popular disdain for all things English north of the border.


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