Reggie Perrin wrote: fuzzy dunlop wrote:
There's a photo of Norman Hunter doing it in the 70s in his autobiography and he talks about how it just meant, play your heart out, keep fighting sort of ethos. I don't see it as NF like but people will see what they want to see in it. I just think it looks cheesy and totally shit. Its an embarrassment and screams corporate appropriation of something that grew out of the bond between fans and players It also screams massive nylon whoppers. I always liked the 80s Yorkshire rose badge best.
Norman is hardly likely to say anything different. I'm convinced it was more widely taken up because it was a sanitised Zeig Heil. I was there, so we're many on OMJ, it seemed to lead on from the overt stuff unless my memory is totally wrong.
You're memory is different that mine and you may be right but that definitely isn't how I remember it. There didn't seem much concern about sanitising the sieg heil chants at any point from the people involved.
The National Front were hanging around long after the salute appeared and even as all the sieg heil shit died out.
And if it dates to Hunter it would be before everyone went sieg heil bonkers anyway
You're not trying to suggest that people thought oh this nazi saluting is a bit controversial we better drop in the odd Leeds Leeds Leeds so people will forget we're nazis surely?
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