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Wrexham AFC issues appeal to fans to respect minute’s silence

12 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground. Background picture by Markbarnes (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Wrexham AFC have posted a message to fans ahead of Tuesday evening’s home game against Dagenham & Redbridge urging supporters to respect a one-minute silence following the death of the Queen.

The statement read: ‘Wrexham AFC will join all the other Clubs in the National League and observe a one-minute silence before Tuesday’s game, as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

‘We have a simple request, regardless of your own personal opinions, which we recognise everyone is entitled to; on this occasion, you leave these at the turnstiles of the Racecourse Ground and do not use the one-minute silence to promote your own views over those of others.

‘The spotlight on the Club, shines brighter than ever and in an exceptionally positive way, so let’s not give anyone a reason to view the Club in any other way, by not observing the one-minute silence.

‘The Club hopes it can count on your support in observing the one-minute silence.’

The same evening supporters of fellow Welsh clubs Swansea City (at home against Sheffield United), Cardiff City (away at Middlesbrough) and Newport County (away at Stevenage) will also be asked to observe a one minute silence before games.

The EFL posted a message on its website announcing that: ‘A minute’s silence will be held before matches, with black armbands to be worn by participants, flags to be flown at half-mast and the National Anthem to be played in stadiums.’


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George Atkinson
George Atkinson
4 months ago

How about not pushing it on your fans in the first place.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
4 months ago

I went to a Dag and Red cup tie many, many years ago when I lived there and never went back. It wasn’t the football, which was just thuggery, but the fans on the bank near me were skimming razor sharp lids of Fray Bentos pie tins at the opposition.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kerry Davies
Glen
Glen
4 months ago

Just remain seated or turn your back towards the pitch.

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas
4 months ago

Very disappointed with Wrexham on this. The existence of the monarchy is a political issue, and this is not just the death of someone who is non-aligned. The ex-Queen and the current King are revered by Unionists, British Nationalists, Royalists and Loyalists. Republicans and Welsh Nationalists clearly oppose the institution but when going to support their teams they should not be told to leave their opinions at the turnstiles, as Wrexham state. A completely divisive statement.

George
George
4 months ago

A compromise? Boo GSTK but respect the minutes silence.

Seriously though, Wrecsam is becoming a household name due to Hollywood connections and has far more to lose making a scene than gain in a demonstration that won’t have the effect you want it to. Protest can happen respectively but it’s not respectful to boo minutes silence.

Hold some sort of banner saying “not my King” or stay sitting or something, but don’t boo.

David Smith
David Smith
4 months ago

Drop silent but violent flatulence instead.

Quornby
Quornby
4 months ago

The fact that they had to ask says it all really. Wales and the world have moved on. By all means act with dignity even if the remaining sycophants are unable to do so.

Jack
Jack
4 months ago

Boo the silence
Boo the English anthem
Burn the English flag

#NotMyPrince

Last edited 4 months ago by Jack
Harry Williamson
Harry Williamson
4 months ago

Heard that the Cardiff fans plan to boo GSTK. Good on them!

Nia James
Nia James
4 months ago

Great to see that Swansea City will not play GSTK this evening and will just stick with one minute of silence

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