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Ahead of England’s World Cup clash with the United States on Friday, world soccer’s governing body FIFA said that Crusader costumes worn by England fans are “offensive.” 

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Some England fans attend sports events dressed as the English patron Saint George, equipped with helmets, crosses and plastic swords. 

FIFA told CNN: “Crusader costumes in the Arab or Middle East context can be offensive to Muslims. That is why anti-discrimination colleagues asked fans to wear things inside out or change dress.”

Christian armies fought Muslims for more than 200 years to get back control of Jerusalem and its surrounding areas that were under Islamic rule...

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/25/sport/world-cup-crusader-costumes-offensive-intl-scli/index.html

 

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Good, glad to get back at the rad heads.

Point of order though, they are not dressed as “Crusaders” but in fact “Saint George” the patron saint of England

 “The George” is the 12th most popular pub name in UK with 222, “George and Dragon” 27th with 129, the combined 351 would make it 4th most Popular

 

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I am not denying Saint George was a Crusader, what I am saying is the fans are dressing as “St George” and not “Crusaders”Much like when an American wears a Cowboy Outfit as fancy dress it is not anti Native American (well not yet)

I would argue your average football fan would be to ignorant to the Crusades against the Muslims and didn’t realise the connection between dressing up as St George and the Crusades

If it pisses the Qataris off, GOOD, their bribery to get the World Cup, Winter World Cup, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Changing rules on Beer, extortionate prices, lying about attendances and many other things the Qataris are guilty of have pissed the rest of the world off, so we’ll done English fans, they don’t like it when we piss them off.

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