How “Multiculturalism”, Apparently, Cost England The World Cup


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Badger says:

    Given we’re talking multi-culturalism in terms of national identity and the National Team, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have to also be seen as separate countries here. Given that, a couple of things spring to mind. What is Buckingham doing filling a South Wales paper with his thoughts on a foreign country’s National Team, when surely he should be concentrating on the Welsh national side – is he not guilty of engaging in multi-culturalism by seeing the English national side as somehow relevant to a Welsh local paper? Secondly, I trust that he’ll be turning his attention to local matters and asking why Swansea City have the likes of Dorus de Vries, Ferrie Bodde, Craig Beattie, Andrea Orlandi, Cedric van der Gun, Stephen Dobbie, Jordi Lopez, Gorka Pintado, Fede Bessone, Angel Rangel, Albert Serran and Shefki Kuqi on their books in this shameless display of multi-culturalism right on his own doorstep. Still, good news – they’ve got rid of that nasty Johnny Foreigner Paulo Sousa this week.

  2. Gyppo says:

    And that doesn’t even include our English players who outnumber the Welsh, I believe.

  3. David Howell says:

    This guy deserves to see an all-white Welsh national team lose badly to lesser opposition from a different ethnic background.

    Any sport, don’t care which.

    Heck, let’s punish him by making him watch Wales-Western Samoa from the 1991 Rugby World Cup over and over again. That’d be proportionate and fitting punishment.

  4. Dar says:

    Haven’t similar things been said by some Italians as well, about how the leagues have too many non-Italians?

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