Thursday, 3 November 2016

Nor The Years Condemn

I only ask, but in that case, why are England and Scotland playing each other at football on Armistice Day in the first place? As I say, I only ask.

Apparently, England last played on Armistice Day in 1987.

In 1987, First World War veterans were still alive in numbers comparable to Second World War veterans today, while some Second World War veterans had not even retired. For example, my father.

But no poppies were worn by the players. In those days, they never were. A great deal more recently than that, in fact.

Ho, hum. I assume that all of next Friday's gate receipts will be going to the Royal British Legion.

Of course.

Together with any monies paid for the right to televise the match.

Of course.

1 comment:

  1. Ouch. But they asked for that.