Welsh Players Snub Anthem ... Again!

30 July 2012 11:26
Ryan Giggs insisted it made no difference whether or not Great Britain's Welsh players sang the national anthem at the Olympics.

We can probably expect it from Craig Bellamy . he's got an IQ of -6 . but Giggs?

If they are not happy playing for Team GB . why are they there?

The 3-1 victory over UAE at Wembley was Team GB's first of London 2012 and therefore their first at an Olympics for 52 years.

Giggs and fellow Welshmen Craig Bellamy and Joe Allen caused a row during their side's opening 1-1 draw against Senegal on Thursday by not singing God Save the Queen.

They were silent during the anthems again on Sunday night.

But if they were DESPERATE to play for Tam GB . as all three said they were . why shun the anthem?

Ryan Giggs: "It's a personal thing.

"The British anthem is the same for a Welshman, Scotsman or an Englishman.

"It's difficult but it's not an issue for us. It might be for other people but, once the game starts, we're all pulling in the same direction and I think that's the main thing.

"I hope it won't get booed and I hope the fans will get behind us as they have in our first two games.

"It will mean a lot to all of the Welsh lads to play in our own stadium, our own back yard so it will be a great occasion.

"I'm still disappointed not to play in a World Cup, a Euros or a major tournament and now this is something I'm relishing."



World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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