Watch: Brave Welshman belts out Welsh national anthem in England fan zone
One brave Welshman stood alone to belt out the national anthem – in the middle of an England fan zone.
The ‘Road to Victory’ England fan park at Depot Mayfield Manchester was full of thousands of England fans as the game prepared to kick off – as well as one Welshman.
Ethan Davies of the Manchester Evening News noted that Harri from Wales sang along to the Welsh national anthems, despite the boos of those around him.
This is Harri. He’s Welsh, lives in north Wales, couldn’t get tickets to a fan zone at home so came here. Here he is belting out his anthem while being booed @mennewsdesk pic.twitter.com/I5mx7EvQ1L
— Ethan Davies (@EthanDaviesMEN) November 29, 2022
Over the border in Wales, and on safer ground for the Welsh fans, supporters were also in full voice.
The Welsh anthem in full voice here in Cardiff 🏴 @SkyNews pic.twitter.com/EU1yj6t2Q6
— Dan Whitehead (@danwnews) November 29, 2022
Fans in full voice in Cardiff as they sing the national anthem ahead of kick off against England in the #FIFAWorldCup#CapitalReports pic.twitter.com/C8kVhvUF1z
— Capital Wales News (@CapitalWALNews) November 29, 2022
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Harri being booed for singing his anthem. Such lovely sportsmanlike neighbours we have eh?
I’m not entirely convinced somebody English belting out GSTK in a Welsh fan zone would get anything different, and nor should they. Welsh fans often boo the English anthem, and I know the whole thing about the English monarchy, I don’t doubt for one moment the booing be any different if England had it’s own non-monarch focused anthem rather than using the UK one. Football fans in general are usually pretty childish toward their rivals. Let’s not pretend there’s some sort of superiority here; there isn’t. You can’t even travel independently as an away fan to matches between Cardiff and… Read more »
And the players did what they’ve come accustom to! Freeze like Deer in the headlights. Typical Welsh, do the hard work and get to the finals, and then Become A laughing stock in front of the entire world. 1 goal for, 6 against.
Its sadly the case. Part and parcel of being a colonised nation though: psychological fortitude was lacking.