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Wembley Match

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tanith Tue 17-Nov-15 21:25:16

I watched the opening few minutes of the England/France friendly match at Wembley earlier , nothing but RESPECT for all the fans who have attended and sang La Marseillaise alongside the French fans . I don't think anyone cares who wins or loses they just want to show that no matter what happens we stand together against terrorism.

Bellanonna Tue 17-Nov-15 21:33:12

I posted a similar sentiment on one of the other threads about Fri 13 th. I did get weepy and found it very moving. I switched off after the opening.

tanith Tue 17-Nov-15 21:45:15

Sorry if anyone thinks this should be on the 'other' post about Fri 13th I'm happy for this one to be deleted or moved.. I truly wasn't thinking I was just moved by the singing.

Bellanonna Tue 17-Nov-15 22:14:00

I wouldn't worry Tanith. It's just nice that you felt moved, as did I. Almost sorry they didn't win. I didn't watch it but tuned in at the end for the result.

Iam64 Tue 17-Nov-15 22:27:30

Yes, a very moving start to the match. I felt for the French players

merlotgran Tue 17-Nov-15 22:41:02

It was also very dignified. A fitting tribute.

Indinana Tue 17-Nov-15 22:49:54

Huge respect for the French players, at least one of which had lost a family member on Friday. I'm sure others among them, and among the fans who came over to support them, will have known people involved in the atrocities. To see them all standing united against terrorism was very moving, particularly as the teams stood side by side as the Marseillaise was sung.

ninathenana Wed 18-Nov-15 00:26:33

DH has just told me a large hoarding came down onto the pitch due to the gales.
What must have been going through the crowds minds when they heard that bang

Anniebach Wed 18-Nov-15 09:59:33

I found it upsetting after learning several in the French team did not want to play but did so on the orders of their president

Charleygirl Wed 18-Nov-15 12:07:13

I did not realise that Anniebach- I watched the start, bits in the middle and the end. I also found it very moving and for once the British supporters did not let us down, they remained dignified throughout.

Anniebach Wed 18-Nov-15 13:07:10

The French footballer said so in the commentary box before the start of the game Charleygirl

absentgrandma Wed 18-Nov-15 13:12:41

Living long-time in France as I do I have deliberately kept out of the catfights that have kicked off on GN following the terrible events of Nov 13 but I'm incandescent re Anniebachs posting.Where the fuck did you trawl that ludicrous piece of information from ?. Disgusting!

absentgrandma Wed 18-Nov-15 13:14:29

Crossed post.... do you believe everything you hear ab?. Do you speak fluent French??

Anniebach Wed 18-Nov-15 13:20:46

Never use that language when speaking to me again , never , ask without your foul, disgusting language and I will reply , even though I have said where and when it was said ,

No, just realised it was you who sent me a vile, foul mouthed private message , I will not reply to you or your gutter language

mcem Wed 18-Nov-15 13:48:20

I too was aware of the allusion to some players being there because they were told to be.I thought it was rather glossed over and assumed it was an attempt to be tactful.
Absolutely no need for such a vile retort to a comment which was not unreasonable.
I think everyone was aware that this was a sensitive situation and tried to behave appropriately.

Alima Wed 18-Nov-15 13:57:41

So pleased that the match and the preparations for it went so well. A credit to all concerned. I also got the impression that some of the French players would rather not have played. The ex French international alluded to the fact at the beginning of the game. He was talking in English at the time.

Anniebach Wed 18-Nov-15 13:58:04

I think everyone was respectful of the difficulties there must have been , I meant nothing unkind when repeating what was said in the commentary box, just it did sadden me, I waited for the anthems then turned off .

I apologise for my expressions of anger but was so shocked

Iam64 Wed 18-Nov-15 18:54:00

I know it's slightly different Anniebach but I have on more than one occasion felt uneasy about continuing sw visits to families/or on streets where people (including children) have recently been shot. My excellent managers were supportive, compassionate and caring but helped me, and other colleagues, see the importance of carrying on doing our job. I suspect that is not very different to the line taken by the French Manager in discussion with President Hollande.
Prince Wiliam, David Cameron, Jeremy C and Boris all went along in a show of support and solidarity and a spirit of don't let the bastards get you down. We will all have lived through the 70's and 80\s when the IRA were blowing up various targets and indeed killed 2 young children in Warrington. It's a bit like the blitz I suppose, you just have to get on with it. I apologise if I'm hitting a raw nerve with people more directly affected than I have been. I certainly remember any trip to Manchester for some years would involve whatever department store you were in being evacuated due to a bomb scare. My nephew was in the city when the Arndale was blown up but fortunately, was not hurt.