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Posted by: dick g
Date: 30/09/2017 15:11
Off Topic and certain to be offensive to some.

There seems to be a vogue for holding commemorative minute silences at every available excuse as happened on Friday with the silence for Freddie Shepherd. More thought needs to be given for these things. Did Freddie deserve the honour? To those who think he did, I would suggest a look at the obit in The Times. I do not wish to speak I'll of the dead, but I will not distort reality. While I acknowledge the part he played in taking us into professionalism, it was not the totality of his life.

The problem is that for those of us standing, there is no choice about participation unlike the thankfully rare opportunities these days when the National Anthem is played in the theatre and I can exercise the republican option of remaining seated and enjoying the clicking of tongues of disapproval around me.

In the future, I may choose to follow the splendid example of some American football players and "take the knee."

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