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Flags 18:04 - Oct 19 with 2681 viewsTreforys_Jack

Not had a good flag thread for a while, there were 2 flags behind me on Sunday, a Swansea "loyal" on the Northern Ireland flag and a Union Jack with Swansea loyal or similar with London is our capital on it. Both lasted about 10mins before stewards removed them. What would be the cause of removal, pretty sure a few around me complained about them, one guy was going nuts asking them to be pulled down. Anyone else see these ?
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Flags on 18:08 - Oct 19 with 1020 viewsKeithHaynes

Not sure why stewards would be involved in taking down a Union Jack.
That’s decidedly dodgy territory regardless of your viewpoint.

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Flags on 18:13 - Oct 19 with 1000 viewsFireboy2

Flags on 18:08 - Oct 19 by KeithHaynes

Not sure why stewards would be involved in taking down a Union Jack.
That’s decidedly dodgy territory regardless of your viewpoint.

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Well it happened Keith and rightly so imo.

Well the unionist flag deserved removing, not so much the union flag as we have english swans fans.

Imo its disingenuous if you put a union flag up as most of Jacks are Welsh and we are a Welsh team and the ulster flag is well out of order for obvious reasons.

Just my opinion btw.
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Flags on 18:30 - Oct 19 with 964 viewsTreforys_Jack

It got quite heated at one point, I thought originally that it was because it was over advertising but they left a Welsh flag up, so assume it was either breaking some guidelines or some fans complained.
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Flags on 18:36 - Oct 19 with 951 viewsKeithHaynes

Flags on 18:13 - Oct 19 by Fireboy2

Well it happened Keith and rightly so imo.

Well the unionist flag deserved removing, not so much the union flag as we have english swans fans.

Imo its disingenuous if you put a union flag up as most of Jacks are Welsh and we are a Welsh team and the ulster flag is well out of order for obvious reasons.

Just my opinion btw.
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I agree on the politics, but removing a Union Jack is very dodgy territory.
And disrespectful. It goes far further than upsetting people. I noticed mind another Union flag with Swansea on it throughout the game. From what I hear the stewards were best advised not to remove it due to the consequences of potential disorder.



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Flags on 18:38 - Oct 19 with 942 viewsFireboy2

Flags on 18:36 - Oct 19 by KeithHaynes

I agree on the politics, but removing a Union Jack is very dodgy territory.
And disrespectful. It goes far further than upsetting people. I noticed mind another Union flag with Swansea on it throughout the game. From what I hear the stewards were best advised not to remove it due to the consequences of potential disorder.



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As I've said Keith most swans fans are Welsh so it's quite disrespectful, but that's just my opinion.
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Flags on 18:40 - Oct 19 with 937 viewsKeithHaynes

Flags on 18:38 - Oct 19 by Fireboy2

As I've said Keith most swans fans are Welsh so it's quite disrespectful, but that's just my opinion.


I did add something to my post, regarding the actual union flag.
Had one on my uniform in the military for years, nobody ever tried to remove it 😉

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Flags on 18:45 - Oct 19 with 924 viewspencoedjack

Flags on 18:38 - Oct 19 by Fireboy2

As I've said Keith most swans fans are Welsh so it's quite disrespectful, but that's just my opinion.


Not being disrespectful Ed but a lot of Swans deem themselves as British as well.
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Flags on 18:45 - Oct 19 with 923 viewsKeithHaynes

Just been sent this.
Seemingly the content on the union flag could be seen as the issue. Unlike the others in the ground.

I tend to agree.

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Flags on 18:47 - Oct 19 with 917 viewsDr_Winston

Unless it's something deeply distateful like an ISIS flag, Swastika or Hammer and Sickle the stewards have no business pulling any flag down.

The hysteria over the subject is ridiculous and closed minded.

Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*cking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.

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Flags on 18:51 - Oct 19 with 905 viewspencoedjack

Flags on 18:47 - Oct 19 by Dr_Winston

Unless it's something deeply distateful like an ISIS flag, Swastika or Hammer and Sickle the stewards have no business pulling any flag down.

The hysteria over the subject is ridiculous and closed minded.


Indeed I can imagine the type who would complain one posts on here 👍
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Flags on 18:58 - Oct 19 with 892 viewsBoundy

Flags on 18:45 - Oct 19 by KeithHaynes

Just been sent this.
Seemingly the content on the union flag could be seen as the issue. Unlike the others in the ground.

I tend to agree.


IMO the left hand flag is possibly more contentious with its reference to the Red Hand Commandos . No need for either to be up but each to their own
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Flags on 19:10 - Oct 19 with 876 viewsChief

Saw the incident myself.

Leaving aside the politics, the people that put the flags there weren't seated anywhere near those chairs, so I don't see why the people who do sit there should have to put up with having them there if they didn't want them there.

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Flags on 19:19 - Oct 19 with 857 views73__73

Flags on 18:13 - Oct 19 by Fireboy2

Well it happened Keith and rightly so imo.

Well the unionist flag deserved removing, not so much the union flag as we have english swans fans.

Imo its disingenuous if you put a union flag up as most of Jacks are Welsh and we are a Welsh team and the ulster flag is well out of order for obvious reasons.

Just my opinion btw.
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You don’t even know what flag it was lol 😂

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Flags on 19:21 - Oct 19 with 854 views73__73

Flags on 18:38 - Oct 19 by Fireboy2

As I've said Keith most swans fans are Welsh so it's quite disrespectful, but that's just my opinion.


Maybe Swansea should play in the Welsh league then

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Flags on 19:24 - Oct 19 with 846 views73__73

Nothing wrong with those flag. All perfectly legal.

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Flags on 19:25 - Oct 19 with 842 viewsBoundy

Flags on 19:24 - Oct 19 by 73__73

Nothing wrong with those flag. All perfectly legal.


I don't believe anyone said they weren't , maybe distasteful to some though
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Flags on 19:27 - Oct 19 with 839 viewsChief

Flags on 19:24 - Oct 19 by 73__73

Nothing wrong with those flag. All perfectly legal.


Probably fall into the category of containing politically motivated language though (rightly or wrongly) and would probably be against stadium / league rules.

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Flags on 19:29 - Oct 19 with 833 views73__73

Flags on 18:58 - Oct 19 by Boundy

IMO the left hand flag is possibly more contentious with its reference to the Red Hand Commandos . No need for either to be up but each to their own


Red hand commandos were a loyalist terrorist group . What has that got to do with that particular flag ?
Would it be ok to ban the Irish flag, because of the ira ?
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Flags on 19:31 - Oct 19 with 826 views73__73

Flags on 19:25 - Oct 19 by Boundy

I don't believe anyone said they weren't , maybe distasteful to some though


The welsh flag maybe disrespectful to some too

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Flags on 19:33 - Oct 19 with 815 viewsChief

Flags on 19:31 - Oct 19 by 73__73

The welsh flag maybe disrespectful to some too



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Flags on 19:33 - Oct 19 with 813 viewsFlashberryjack

Flags on 18:45 - Oct 19 by pencoedjack

Not being disrespectful Ed but a lot of Swans deem themselves as British as well.


Totally agree, I regard myself as Welsh, but also proud to be part of the UK, stronger together and all that.

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Flags on 19:36 - Oct 19 with 808 views73__73

Flags on 19:33 - Oct 19 by Chief



There you go then. The Ulster flag has as much right to be on show as any other flag.

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Flags on 19:40 - Oct 19 with 792 viewsChief

Flags on 19:36 - Oct 19 by 73__73

There you go then. The Ulster flag has as much right to be on show as any other flag.


A plain Northern Ireland flag maybe
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Flags on 19:48 - Oct 19 with 755 viewsChief

Do the Swans have many Northern Irish fans that attend games then?

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Flags on 19:40 - Oct 19 by Chief

A plain Northern Ireland flag maybe
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And what does that look like ?

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