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Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

I think it's a bit sad that during the World Cup Scots were wandering around with T-shirts bearing the letters ABE. ABE means Anyone But England. That's just hurtful and there's no doubt that many English people were hurt. During international football tournaments many English people throw their support behind Scotland, Wales or the Irelands if their own team is not playing or has already been knocked out. That is a far more generous attitude than that shown by wandering around in an ABE T-shirt.
Yes, the English can be insensitive when it comes to the feelings of their neighbours. As a kid I remember that the so-called “national” coverage of football matches between Scotland and England was so biased and inflammatory, thanks to the likes of dreadful English pundits such as Jimmy Hill, that it was a disgrace. And in athletics it was funny how when a Scottish runner was winning a race he was British but when he failed to cross the line first he became Scottish again. But two wrongs don't make a right.
Let's just tell the English that it's nothing personal. And that the T-shirts only against the English Football Association. It did after all cancel the world's oldest international football fixture because it claimed the Scots just weren't good enough to be worth playing.


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