Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Football fans worldwide have a culture centred around their team. Quite often it involves a slightly whacky, almost gallows, sense of humour. Variations of the National Flags are created with club badges proudly imposed upon, for example, the cross of St. George…

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…The all blue Union Flag carries the slogan “We have a woman’s flag” – an oblique reference to our one time MP Margaret Thatcher – though possibly also to that oft repeated exhortation to a player, thought to be making a meal of an injury, to get up “It’s a Man’s Game!” I’m waiting for the one parodying “We are a Family Club” to appear… Perhaps next season?

In a key match against Thurrock late in the season Wingate & Finchley had 5 players sent off resulting in the game being abandoned (see https://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/ for more info). At the next match in Bognor a selection of the fans turned up in fancy dress and spent the game singing “Free The Wingate Five”…

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Comments

  1. good idea for the culture theme martin …it looks like people have a lot of fun supporting their team!

    • Thanks Christine – yes I think they do. There aren’t a lot of us but we are there for almost every match. I, of course, was dressed as a photographer 😉

  2. An excellent choice for the culture theme.

  3. Good laugh for the day, thanks.

  4. your fan group portrait made me smile, Martin!

  5. A sport that brings people and communities together. A great sport like no other.

    • I wish more of our local community went to the Football – sadly, most of those who profess to be football fans preferto sit infront of the TV and watch the Premier League. A lot of them have probably never seen a live match 😦

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