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Welsh fans troll motorists with French flag en route to away game

10 Dec 2022 2 minute read
Cardiff City fans display the France flag on their way to Stoke City

Welsh football fans travelling to their side’s away match with Stoke City today have made it clear who they will be supporting in the England v France World Cup quarter final clash this evening.

The Cardiff City supporters heading north up the M5 and M6 to Stoke’s Britannia Stadium are proudly displaying the France flag, the Tricolore.

Football is all about rivalry and after England dumped Wales out of the World Cup, comprehensively defeating Robert Page’s side 3-0, the last thought on any Cardiff City fan’s mind would be to support Gareth Southgate’s team.

So it is only natural then that these Welsh football fans show some Gallic flair by pledging their allegiance to Kylian Mbappe et al.

Of course this sort of advanced level banter is nothing new.

Cardiff City fans have previous in this kind of dark arts.

Who can forget father and son Andrew and Daniel Weeks who drove around England with ‘It’s not coming home’ written on the back of their truck after England lost to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final back in 2018.

The Bluebirds fans from Barry, who run their own building company Andrew Weeks & Son, caused something of a stir as pics emerged of the pair driving back to south Wales after England were knocked out of the tournament.

Father and son Andrew and Daniel Weeks who drove around England with ‘It’s not coming home’ written on the back of their truck after England lost to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final back in 2018.
Father and son Andrew and Daniel Weeks spotted driving on the M5.

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Pure devilment and harmless mischievous making. This differs to English fans in Ibiza who bated Wales fans chanting “you will always be our slaves ” before violence erupted. .Welsh fans are not duty bound to support England because we were knocked out of the World Cup.. It’s like demanding German fans support their neighbours Holland after they exited the tournament because they are fellow Europeans. So why are we as Welsh people continually compelled by the thought police and Radio Wales to doff our caps and give support because England are still in the tournament. Sorry, but England are our… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Y Cymro
Brett Taylor
Brett Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

well said would Manchester united expect Manchester city in Europe or Everton fans support Liverpool

Paul Davies
Paul Davies
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

If it had been england that went first I would support wales we live on the same island you don’t kick a man down once you have beaten them

Cynan again
Cynan again
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Davies

After Wales went out, English fans sung “you will always be our slaves”. As I recall, kicking people when they are down is a particular USP of EnglNd fans. Both literally and metaphorically. I wonder if you would support Wales if our nation had treated the other nations including England,like England has treated us for 1000 years

ARJANEN Loïc
ARJANEN Loïc
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Davies

Please, football supporters don’t even support a team from the same city so stop it with that same island bull: Wales is another country, Welsh supporters are no more bound to support England than Northern Irish are to support Ireland.

Lion
Lion
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Pathetic jealousy!

SM1983
SM1983
1 month ago

It’s been long established, that a significant number of Welsh. Sport fans, always support Wales or whoever England are playing. .

Cynan again
Cynan again
1 month ago
Reply to  SM1983

Has it? Where are the stats for this? What is the number?

Bacca
Bacca
1 month ago

Well, I suppose their Welsh flags were redundant!

Cynan again
Cynan again
1 month ago
Reply to  Bacca

So is the surrender flag with a white cross on it now.

Kenneth Vivian
Kenneth Vivian
1 month ago
Reply to  Bacca

The english, after surrendering from 1066, have never on their own been victorious against the French; the Red Dragon on the other hand was triumphant against the English and their French ruler (Richard) at Bosworth in 1485!

Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas
1 month ago

Pretty desperate thing to make a news article out of. If Stoke had been playing at Cardiff and Wales were playing France I’d expect their fans to do exactly the same. I’ve got a mate from Stoke and he sent me that very link and I told him what I’ve posted here. It’s fan banter, it’s not news. Apparently in other news there have been reports of bears using woodland as a toilet, and what is more, the Roman Catholic church keep deciding to appoint a Catholic for the role of Pope.

Kenneth Vivian
Kenneth Vivian
1 month ago

The Welsh are only on the world’s side – nobody across the channel likea English misplaced arrogance

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