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2 hours ago, Zen Archer (Raconteur) said:

For the likes of the clowns that polluted the club's social media, if they want to protest so much, just go into your work on the day that the country has given you off.

I'm going to my work on Monday and using the day off at a later date. 

As for whatever the club do on Saturday, I'll treat it with the same respect that I would for any tribute held for others that I didn't know. 

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The club should do the sensible thing and not bother their arse with a minute silence. Nobody can boo that way and we avoid the over the top, hysterical grief which will have been thrust down our throats for over a week.

Personally, I'd not bother with booing if they did play the anthem. Much like HS, I'd probably go wait in the pie queue instead. 

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It would be a lot better for the club to avoid another potential bad story by playing gstk or have a minutes silence. I don't care enough either way to boo or sing if it plays and I will observe a minutes silence if it happens but just leave it all out and we don't have the problem of some people being vocal against it.

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31 minutes ago, RavyDavy said:

What a bunch of sad, bitter and twisted little p***ks on here.

Have the minutes silence and keep your mouth shut for 1 minute. It's not difficult unless you're a 5 year old. 

Whilst on an individual level I agree with you (well, your second sentence), a minute's silence is inviting trouble. There's clearly a significant element of the public at large that isn't buying all this reverence for the royal family, and it'd be asking for trouble to attempt a minute's silence in as emotive an environment as a football ground. 

For what it's worth, I think there's a world of difference between showing a minute of respect for a dead woman, and playing/singing a song extolling the virtues of a living, unelected head of state. 

I can't see a situation where I'd ever disrupt a minute's silence, but I'd have serious issues with God Save The King. It's a situation the Rovers don't need to get themselves involved with. 

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4 minutes ago, Against The Machine said:

For what it's worth, I think there's a world of difference between showing a minute of respect for a dead woman, and playing/singing a song extolling the virtues of a living, unelected head of state. 

I can't see a situation where I'd ever disrupt a minute's silence, but I'd have serious issues with God Save The King. It's a situation the Rovers don't need to get themselves involved 

This, the minutes silence is fair enough if thats what they want to do and im sure it would be observed. Personally and I'm sure I'm not the only one I couldn't give a solitary f**k that an old woman who lived a full life and given endless opportunities we can only dream off died in her warm bed surrounded by family but each to their own.

As for this "national anthem" get it in the fucking sea it has no relevance to the match in question and would only be played to try and appease the Helen Lovejoy/staunch flag shagger types.

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24 minutes ago, Against The Machine said:

Whilst on an individual level I agree with you (well, your second sentence), a minute's silence is inviting trouble. There's clearly a significant element of the public at large that isn't buying all this reverence for the royal family, and it'd be asking for trouble to attempt a minute's silence in as emotive an environment as a football ground. 

For what it's worth, I think there's a world of difference between showing a minute of respect for a dead woman, and playing/singing a song extolling the virtues of a living, unelected head of state. 

I can't see a situation where I'd ever disrupt a minute's silence, but I'd have serious issues with God Save The King. It's a situation the Rovers don't need to get themselves involved with. 

Pandering to, or avoidance because of a fear of, a minority sends entirely the wrong message.

Regardless of your politics, you should be able to stand quietly for 1 minute as a show of respect for the head of state.

I think yesterday's events showed that despite the noise the minority makes, Scotland has the humility to show respect, which was good to see.

As for GSTK, don't want to hear that played, not because it celebrates the Monarch, but because it is seen as the national anthem of England (which, technically, it's not)

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18 minutes ago, pub car king said:

Personally and I'm sure I'm not the only one I couldn't give a solitary f**k that an old woman who lived a full life and given endless opportunities we can only dream off died in her warm bed surrounded by family but each to their own

So anyone who dies comfortably after a full life isn't worthy of respect? I'm no Royalist but f**k me, that's bitter 

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2 minutes ago, RavyDavy said:

Pandering to, or avoidance because of a fear of, a minority sends entirely the wrong message.

Regardless of your politics, you should be able to stand quietly for 1 minute as a show of respect for the head of state.

I think yesterday's events showed that despite the noise the minority makes, Scotland has the humility to show respect, which was good to see.

As for GSTK, don't want to hear that played, not because it celebrates the Monarch, but because it is seen as the national anthem of England (which, technically, it's not)

The events of yesterday and today also show that there will always be some who will take the opportunity to make their point. The Hearts match showed how quickly things can spiral from there. 

It isn't worth the hassle. 

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12 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

The events of yesterday and today also show that there will always be some who will take the opportunity to make their point. The Hearts match showed how quickly things can spiral from there. 

It isn't worth the hassle. 

You know, let those stupid enough to behave like that out themselves in public. Imagine living life in fear of what a moron would do. 

You think that there isn't an anti-monarchy element feeling down south too? 

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11 minutes ago, RavyDavy said:

So anyone who dies comfortably after a full life isn't worthy of respect? I'm no Royalist but f**k me, that's bitter 

Not caring or being ambivalent about a dead stranger is not a sign of disrespect. 

Booing the minute silence would be a sign of having no respect. 

If you want a minute's silence for the queen, old Jean who lives next door or your recently departed pet dog then I will observe that but I and others will still not care and nor should anyone be made to feel that they do. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, RavyDavy said:

You know, let those stupid enough to behave like that out themselves in public. Imagine living life in fear of what a moron would do. 

You think that there isn't an anti-monarchy element feeling down south too? 

I've no idea about England but I can guarantee it will be worse up here and I expect a number of clubs to opt out of the silence and almost none to play the anthem. 

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Knowing the Rovers, the wrong version will be played. The perfect f**k up. 
Either that or the ipod won't connect again. Not a bad excuse to have already tested this season. I'm not saying the people who run that side of things at starks knew, but it's a bit of a coincidence...
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