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Mancs to try burn US flag

Discussion in 'Association Football (Soccer)' started by GoalsFrom50Out, Oct 8, 2004.

Put it out there
  1. GoalsFrom50Out

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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/sport...=50143&headline=stars---gripes-name_page.html

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    Top stuff. :p
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    Preferred the red paint on the car, personally.
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    Pretty strong message to Glazer to stay the hell away though.
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    Militant fans, civil war. What a bunch of w@nkers.

    Throw some paint on a pensioners car, and walk onto the field in a reserves match and all of a sudden they think they are all hard men.

    Makes me laugh.
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    Very stupid when we have Tim Howard and Jon Spector in our squad.
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    Haha, when I heard about the flag burning, it took me a full half an hour to realise "Hey, we have Howard, Spector and Cooper, and are trying to break into the US market..."

    I'm slow.
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    We understand. You live in Adelaide afterall.


    Oh wait ...
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    Spector was actually on the pitch when it happened.

    Burning a country's flag is stupidity IMO, it denotes that the whole country is to blame, not just one individual.
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    I really don't see the point in trying to break into the US market. They have their own sports and American kids are going to wear the merchandise of their local clubs, not some club from England.

    The US only matters in terms of finding talented players.

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    That's fair enough, but it's still something we're obviously trying to do, and attracting players could probably be done better than burning a national flag. That footage/images will be played all over America, you can bet that, considering the fact we've spent the bulk of the last two pre-seasons playing in America, and there are still a lot of fans there.

    What happens if someone like Freddie Adu has a real sense of national pride (I know he's from Ghana, but still), and he sees United fans burning an American Flag? Football is a growing sport in the US, and if it catches on, you don't want to be offside over a stupid act.

    Imagine if someone had burnt a Portuguese flag a couple of years ago - then Sporting tell us to bugger off in terms of a partnership. There goes Ronaldo.
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    I'm sceptical about the club's work in promoting the brand around the world. In the mid-90s, Asia was the great growth area and United had three pre-season tours in the world - IIRC, we've only been back there once in the last three years or so.

    Anyway, Americans watching masked men burning a US flag? My cynicism says that they'll be saying "Where abouts in the Middle East is Manchester?".

    It'd be an individual decision, but from my experiences with Americans, they are a very patriotic lot.....they won't be happy seeing their flag burned.
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    Maybe I'm going a bit over the top, I just don't see the point of burning a country like America's flag because you don't know what the repercussions will be down the track. Burn a picture of Glazier instead or something.
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    It's true because you put any potential US allies off side.

    Agree with you on that one.
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    Yes yes, an effigy of him, and maybe some Tampa bay merchandise.
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    Why burn Tampa Bay merchandise? Glazer may own that club, but he's also run it into the ground - they are a victim of Glazer's ownership.

    At best, Tampa Bay fans are an ally in the fight against Glazer. At worst, they won't care.
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    Yes they've been run into the ground, but its also symbolic of the US.