I am appalled by this facebook group which has 228,840 members. Just search for …It’s funny how our flag offends you but our benefits don’t!!!… and get as angry as I am.
I am an Austrian living in London. I will support England in this World Cup as I have supported England in 2006. However, with co-fans like these I have to seriously consider. I look forward to Londoners from where ever they are originally (USA, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, Italy, France, Brazil, Ghana,….) to support their teams, wave their flags and sing their songs and so should the English where ever they are in the world during the world cup. Let’s be proud of exceptional players which ever country they are from. Let’s celebrate teams that work well together. Celebrate excellence in the game. But let’s promise us one thing: Don’t let the racists, the xenophobes and the bigots of this world divide us and pitch us against each other. Don’t let them spoil our World Cup!
This facebook group links to the website of the FA (http://www.thefa.com/england)
The FA should distance itself immediately from this website.