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Minute's silence at this week's games to mark 1st anniversary of 9/11....

Discussion in 'General Worldwide Football Discussion' started by Flyso, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. Flyso

    Flyso Chocoholic

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    WHY???

    I mean.....are the Americans going to have a minute's silence to mark the first anniversary of the murders of Holly and Jessica, for example? And is this gesture going to happen every September 11 in the future?

    And why aren't other victims of terror attacks remembered in the UK in the same way - especially those victims of terrorism in the UK itself? Let's remember one thing - America is a foreign country and should be treated with as much objectivity and impartiality as every other foreign country.

    I was all for the minute's silence after the horrific events in the US last year - but for Christ's sake, how far are we expected to crawl up the arse of George Bush, the world's biggest bully?

    As I've asked before - WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A YANK.......:rolleyes:
     
  2. Athers

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    i think thats a bit harsh Flyso,

    We hold a few moments silence every November 11th, and i cant see that stopping any time soon, but i dont really see the harm in being quiet for a minute on wednesday at a football match, or whenever.

    we hold a minutes silence a lot, for deceased football legends etc, so i dont see what's wrong with remembering the 1000s of slaughtered civilians in 4 terrible incidents on 11/9/01.
     
  3. DrownedRaccoon

    DrownedRaccoon Promotion Beckons

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    i agree 100% flyso.
     
  4. ingvay

    ingvay Thruster Macintosh

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    maybe because of all the BRITISH people who died in those towers and the fact that this has and will continue to change the face of the planet for years to come. I could care less if there was a minutes silence at any of the games, but since there is i feel it is a KIND and APPROPRIATE gesture that i am thankfull for. if you dont want to observe the minutes silence dont, just shove your hand up your ass like normal. and the holly and jessica thing, sh*t like that happens over here too you know, if every murder had a minutes silence youd never be able to speak. there is a big difference between those two tragedies and if you cant see that then i pity you.

    happiness, success, and having a good time... something a bitter person like you would never understand.
     
  5. PNEmySOUL

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    dont care at all!

    i dont care about 11th sept at all.
    i niether hate nor love the yanks but big deal it happend.over here they are saying turn your head lights on all day(no way).
    yes 3000+ is alot of people but if you want to be the super power of the world crazy things like that will happen.
    i dont see all this happening for the millions of jews that the krauts killed in ww11.
    (i,m not jewish)
    am i going to get a slagging for this)
     
  6. Flyso

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    I DO care about what happened on Sept 11 PNE and it's important that I'm not misunderstood on this issue. I believe that the whole world should take steps to ensure that such atrocities should be prevented in future but having a minute's silence for something that happened a year ago in a foreign country seems like much ado about nothing.

    November 11 is different in that it commemorates the dead of two World Wars and serves as a reminder that war is futile (quite topical at the moment actually); if football matches were to remember every terrorist attack in the last 30 or so years there would never be a game played again.
     
  7. ingvay

    ingvay Thruster Macintosh

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    well, i guess they think the one year aniversary of the incident deserves a minutes silence. quite alot of people from many naitonalities died, i can see that as the only reason (profit? surely not). the memory is still sharp in most peoples minds, but i wouldnt doubt if this is the last time you brits will observe a minutes silence for it

    As for ww2, i know in the US we have minutes silence and whatnot for certain things... pearl harbor is usually the day it happens on but its ment more as a memory of the entire war than just pearl harbor. but at this late in the stage we only do it for major aniversaries...
     
  8. The Guffer

    The Guffer The Underdog

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    They are doin this minute silence because if they didn’t the FA would get heavily criticised, sad but true.
     
  9. m_the_d

    m_the_d Harp, the lively Lager...

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    I'd be against it, mainly because I don't like being told to shut up! No thats just me being a smart arse. Seriously though what is to stop anyone who wants to, having a couple of quiet moments to themselves. It shouldn't be forced upon us. It should be for quiet reflection, not mass silence.
    Thankfully I'm not working tomorrow as I work for an anerican company and they are doing the minutes silence at exactly 11.34 or 1.34 or whatever the time is.... :cool:
     
  10. becks_1

    becks_1 Back from the dead

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    And besides... let's show them that we BETTER than them. ;)
     
  11. James_F

    James_F Flood This Chief Exec.

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    It isnt. But you should respect the people who want to "have a couple of moments to themselves," by being silent yourself. Its hardly a big ask... like someone said, many Brits died that day. I'm shocked people are even questioning it to be honest.

    But wait now, are we having a minutes silence during the day? If so thats the one that should be respected... and actually i can see the point to the question, "why are we having ANOTHER silence at the start of the footie?" But again, if people in the crowd want to be silent for a minute, then they should be respected.

    An opened minded post i think! :)
     
  12. Flyso

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    I have just received an e-mail in work to say that the 1st anniversary will be marked in here by a minutes silence at 11.00 tomorrow morning. I will not be observing it and, while respecting the wishes of those who will be observing it, I intend to question the reasons behind it.

    Oh sorry - I've just realised the reasons behind it. I work for the Civil service, i.e. the Bush Administration.:rolleyes:
     
  13. ParrotClete

    ParrotClete Claret thru and thru!

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    In response to Ingvay and Flyso,

    There was a minutes silence at the Proms, all football games and we even changed changing of the guard to USA patriotic songs.
    We British lost a lot of people in those buildings too. Although I have to agree. Where was the minutes silence when London was bombed? When all the people lost to terrorism never got a moments silence?

    We showed our respect and support with the USA and it's killed families last year in my opinion. Everything in Britain became enveloped in tributes to America and their loved ones.

    Maybe take that minutes silence and remember all the British lost to terrorism over the years? If you're like me, I mourned all the dead last year. This year I only intend to mourn my fellow country-men, the British who lost their lives.

    That said, I shall show respect for the country which houses me as a Legal Resident. I am flying the Stars and Stripes and the St. George flag at half-mast.
     
  14. James_F

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    I wonder if my post was even read...
     
  15. Flyso

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    Nothing wrong with that sentiment Parrot....my question is, why should we have to wait for a terrorist attack in America to commemorate ALL the victims of ALL terrorism around the world? And is an American life so much more precious and valuable than a life of a non-American (whatever the nationality?)

    There's nothing wrong with the Americans marking this occasion but ask yourself this - what would the UK public's reaction be if it were decided to have a minute's silence for victims from Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda etc?
     
  16. Swansea Til I die

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    I love minutes silences.

    All quiet, then a ROAR when the ref blows his whistle :eyemouth:

    COME OOOOOOOOON CITY!! COME ON CITY
    COME ON CITY COME ON
    COME ON CITY COME ON CITY
    COME ON CITY COME ON ;)
     
  17. 4737 CARLING SIR

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    The minutes silence at Fratton tonight was ruined by a mindless Peterborough fan shouted and screaming. This of course led to lots of Pompey fans and his own fans shouting for him to shut up. After the minute was up he was promptly ejected.
     
  18. Gruffy

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    you have ejector seats at your games???:eek: :eek: ;)
     
  19. athimick

    athimick Prediction Champ

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    Totally agree with Flyso. Infact it's like you can't go to a football match these days without having to go through this stupid act of compulsary griefing. Utter nonsense, I go to a game of football to watch football and not go through this pathetic ritual every other week.
     
  20. Mad_Hatter

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    Didn't have the minutes silence at Watford v Luton. Don't know if you have heard this or not, but there was trouble in the ground ten minutes before kick-off, leading to a 15 minute delay. They then either forgot or cancelled it completely - I don't think it would have been too quiet anyway!
     

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