St George Flag Flying Above Town Hall Thru Euros

rob_fmttm

Administrator
ST GEORGE FLAG TO FLY ABOVE TOWN HALL FOR EUROS

THE flag of St George is now flying proudly above Middlesbrough Town Hall as the nation prepares for "football coming home".

England's national flag has been flown on a prominent flagpole beside the Town Hall clock looking down on Albert Road.

It has been put up today (Friday, June 11) to coincide with the beginning of the Euro 2020 and will remain in place until the end of the European Championships.

England's first game is against Croatia on Sunday, June 13 at 2pm at Wembley Stadium. They will then play against Scotland on Friday, June 18, at 8pm and then the Czech Republic on Tuesday, June 22 at 8pm.

The final of the tournament will also be played at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 11.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "In Middlesbrough we're proud of our town and proud of our country - so it's great that we're flying the English flag when our country is hosting the Euros.

"We fly flags for all kinds of events and themes and I'm just pleased that we're flying the flag for England during the football tournament."

ENDS
 

r00fie1

Well-known member
I thought any signs of patriotism was frowned upon on this board...with cries of flag sh@gger and little Englander!!!
Not "patriotism" - just racists, biggots, nazis and the gutter scum who hijack the English flag [St George - Middle Eastern Arab] for political purposes.
Many on here have taken the Queens shilling or have family or friends have done the same - and respect them.
But you dont have to be a flag-waving, Churchill - loving, anti-vaxine, xzenophobe, calling out anyone with an ounce of humanity and threatening to man the barricades!
Patriotism is the refuge of the scoundrel [Samuel Johnson].
I despise everything the English flag has come to represent and those who have wrapped themselves in it to justify violence, oppression, racism, discrimination, ignorance and denial of basic human rights.
I dont despise the flag.
 

smogontherhine

Active member
Not "patriotism" - just racists, biggots, nazis and the gutter scum who hijack the English flag [St George - Middle Eastern Arab] for political purposes.
Many on here have taken the Queens shilling or have family or friends have done the same - and respect them.
But you dont have to be a flag-waving, Churchill - loving, anti-vaxine, xzenophobe, calling out anyone with an ounce of humanity and threatening to man the barricades!
Patriotism is the refuge of the scoundrel [Samuel Johnson].
I despise everything the English flag has come to represent and those who have wrapped themselves in it to justify violence, oppression, racism, discrimination, ignorance and denial of basic human rights.
I dont despise the flag.
We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us. (Lenin)
 
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