DON’T FORGET SWINDON TOWN FANS AND PLAYERS WHO FOUGHT FASCISM

I was talking to a friend earlier today who works match-days at the County Ground, and who has decided to give it up next season.

Her uncle, a Swindon Town fan, was captured by Italian troops during World War Two, and the fascist officer had him tied to the front of a tank, and he was used as a human shield.

Three Swindon Town FC players were killed during WW2 fighting fascism, Alan Fowler, William Imrie and Dennis Olney.

Their memory should not be forgotten

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5 responses to “DON’T FORGET SWINDON TOWN FANS AND PLAYERS WHO FOUGHT FASCISM

  1. It’s always the same with you lefties isn’t it? you believe in free speech but only as long as people agree with you. would you be making such a fuss if he was a muslim and had made comments agreeing with terrorism? or a russian who praised the old communist regime (who hardly have a blameless history themselves) ? somehow i think not!

    It’s funny how everyone i know thinks it’s a great appointment, and politics should be kept out of football, but that isn’t the case in Andy’s little communist world. As has been said before, if you don’t like it, don’t go to the games, it’s your choice, and until the day you and your little red cronies take away everybody’s freedom of speech and choice unless they agree with you, that’s the way it will stay.
    I’m starting to think you are just racist towards italians.

  2. andyinswindon

    If he was a Muslim who had made comments in support of terrorism he would never have been appointed.
    The problem – as your illustrate – is that Di Canio’s appointment is resulting in mental gymnastics to argue that fascism isn’t that bad, and is just part of normal politics.
    Di Canio’s hero, Mussolini, not only waged aggressive was on Libya and Abyssinia, but also killed some 300000 Italians. What is more, after he was sacked by the King in 1943, Mussolini traitorously waged war against the Italian people as head of the Nazi puppet state of the RSI (Salo Republic).

    “Everyone you know” must be a fairly self selecting group, as I meet loads of people who have really grave concerns about Di Canio; and of course it was Di Canio himself who chose to make his fascist politics a public issue. If he had kept his views private, then there would be no probem.

  3. “If he had kept his views private??”
    That is absolutely priceless coming from you. I think that is the most hypocritical thing i have ever heard. So you’re allowed to have a view about everything if your a commie but not if it’s something you don’t agree with.
    As for me just speaking to a self selecting group, that’s a bit rich coming from someone who doesn’t want to listen to anyone who has a view that is slightly right of Trotsky. I notice you have no argument regarding if we appointed a communist, funny that!
    Respond if you like but i won’t reply as i’m bored of you now.
    I’ll just leave you with this, if you feel that strongly about it, then protest at the first home game next season, i’m sure the “self selecting group” who i have spoken to, would be very keen to have a discussion with you.

  4. andyinswindon

    Oxon Red, you say:

    “I’ll just leave you with this, if you feel that strongly about it, then protest at the first home game next season, i’m sure the “self selecting group” who i have spoken to, would be very keen to have a discussion with you”

    You illustrate exactly why Di canio’s appointment is so disastrous, when it creates such a divide among STFC fans that you make implicit threats of violence from one lot of fans against another lot of STFC fans.

    I know that there are many Town fans who don’t see anything wrong with appointing Di Canio, but there are also many who are deeply disquieted by it and who you think it OK to imply threats against.

    You further say:

    “that’s a bit rich coming from someone who doesn’t want to listen to anyone who has a view that is slightly right of Trotsky”

    Well not only am I consirable to the right of Trotsky myself, but the issue is Di canio’s fascism, not Lib Dems or UKIP, or whoever.

    There is a gulf between fascists and other political views

    Swindon Town has worked hard to create an inclusive friendly atmosphere, but it was inevitable that appointing a fascist would crate division.

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