Letter: Let us chant

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Let us chant

J SUMNER's equation of the Lord's Prayer to a football chant is rather hollow (letter, 20 February). I have yet to meet a football fan so ardent that he would consider kneeling down before bedtime and whispering a terrace song to himself.

Considering their great beauty and antiquity, it is more accurate to compare such prayers to religious icons or frescoes. To destroy them through neglect would surely be a tragedy.


Barnet, Hertfordshire