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Wrexham issue statement on disruption of minute’s silence

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

Wrexham AFC have today issued a statement addressing the disruption of a one minute silence for the Queen at the Racecourse last night.

A statement on the club website read: ‘It was disappointing to hear the one-minute silence before the 4-1 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge disturbed be a small number of individuals among the 9835 in attendance.

‘To have the Club’s name in the media this morning for all the wrong reasons, is not a scenario that should have occurred and we wish to apologise to all who were offended by the actions of the minority, while thanking the vast majority who did observe the one-minutes silence.

‘A number of the individuals who disturbed the one-minute silence were asked to leave the Racecourse Ground for their own safety.’

The silence to mark the death of the Queen was punctuated by boos and shouts from sections of the crowd before the National League game.

As the announcer at the Racecourse Ground announced the one minute silence, boos could be heard from a small number of fans, while other supporters could be heard trying to shout them down.

Wrexham Racecourse Ground by Mark Barnes (CC 3.0).

Other fans chose to wait in the concourse areas of the ground until the minute was up and then took their seats.

The interruption didn’t have any adverse effect on the players with doubles from Ollie Palmer and Paul Mullin helping Wrexham demolish Dagenham 4-1.

The Dragons continued their fine start to the National League campaign with a sixth victory but remain second after leaders Chesterfield’s own success over Southend.

Palmer broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a stooping header and the division’s top goalscorer Mullin got in on the act before half-time.

The same duo completed the job with two goals in three second-half minutes with Mullin firing home in the 72nd minute before Palmer completed his double with a quarter of an hour left.

Junior Morias gave Dagenham’s travelling support of 17 something to shout about with a consolation in stoppage time.


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
22 days ago

Freedom of speech. If I have to hear transphobia and other bigotries on the wireless, Deadpool and the one with body dysmorphia from IASIP can put up with a few boos during a minutes silence for a racist who presided over colonialism and several governments that have enacted class war downwards (so directly affecting the people who support their club), a woman who paid off a victim of sex trafficking who had accused her son of having sex with her when she was under the legal age of consent in custom with the laws of the country she was in… Read more »

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
22 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Yet in the actions of a few jeering fans we now see an excuse by the right wing media to go overboard one more time. The ones who waited in the concourse, absenting themselves from sycophancy and hypocrisy are far more to my thinking.

There are a lot more odious people about voting for pure evil than a 96 year old woman who had no choice about her birth. Hate what she stands for, respect her person.

AE.
AE.
22 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Well said. “Now isn’t the time.” No, now is exactly the time to get our messages, thoughts and emotions across. Disrupt the system. Don’t let people tell you when it’s okay for you to express your disagreement or anger. Freedom of speech is so incredibly important, and our abilities to do just that, as well as protest, are being eroded away at an alarming pace the last few years. Terrorism, pandemics, deaths of royals… These are all opportune moments for the powers that be to strip away our rights and freedoms. It doesn’t take much research to learn this. People… Read more »

Gruff Williams
Gruff Williams
22 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

That is the best comment I have read concerning this farce.

Nia James
Nia James
22 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Absolute spot-on Cathy. Certain people and organisations love to play the unity and solidarity cards and the “we speak for the people” corporate message but scrape below the surface and it is the same old subservience and sycophancy to the Establishment. Thankfully, some are beginning to see through this facade but most, unfortunately, still fall for it. Wrexham AFC needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and decide which side of the ideological and social fence it is really on.

Karl
Karl
22 days ago

Somebodies wrong, is someone elses right. I wouldn’t care what the vile royal loving press say. After all they wanted them gone many years ago surrounding the Windosr castle fire scandal. This nonsense will cost us billions we do not have to spare. Freedom of expression is important

David Smith
David Smith
22 days ago

What if they were not a mark of disrespect towards the queen herself, but in protest at this absurd statewide circus of onanistic mourning?

George
George
21 days ago
Reply to  David Smith

So why chose Wrexham football (where no GSTQ played, where it was a normal minutes silence only) as avenue for that?

Find the local funeral home which is cancelling funeral’s on Monday or Center Parcs and boo there.

George
George
21 days ago

A week ago the Wrexham owners were on Stephen Colbert’s USA show being asked about the Welsh language and now there is risk the next time they go on they’ll be asked about Queen Elizabeth II and why Wrexham were one of few to act up. We’ve gone from positive comments about Wales (and north Wales) to potentially negative comments or people not wanting to talk. What did those booing get in return? Is Charles no longer king? Or was it just a minute where they were the center of attention? Queen Elizabeth II was also Elizabeth Windsor, 96, mother… Read more »

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