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Arsenal to ban national flags?

This is bizarre. Arsenal apparently had problems with a lone Turkish Cypriot flying a flag.

The ban would also include the Union jack and Cross of St George. Multi-national Arsenal banning the national flag of the country they are resident in?

If it goes ahead it would be a bit of an overreaction.

Arsenal's supporters have come from across the usual class divides. Additionally, Arsenal have the highest proportion (7.7%) of non-white attending supporters of any club in English football, according to a 2002 report.

I'm not one to start name calling supporters of The Arsenal, (I was always brought up to use the definitive article in the name), but you wouldn't get such PC nonsense down in East End where I'm from, we don't have problems of all the posh people buying tickets pretending to be "real supporters" bringing their fancy notions to the game, even in The New Den Millwall supporters still believe in the old values...

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I gather that this all stems from Greek Cypriots being 'understandably' upset that a Turkish Cypriot flag has been on display at some games this season. But it seems that Arsenal have taken a sledge hammer to crack a nut with the result being that every flag waving Gooner has to fold up their flags and put them away for good "with immediate effect". So the St Georges, St Andrews, Irish tricolour, Welsh Dragon and every other flag needs to be banned to avoid upsetting a tiny minority. If you extend this nonsense then every flag shown on Arsenal.com needs to be removed "with immediate effect". Rather than sensibly and diplomatically 'having a word' with the Turk Cypriot who has the flag, Arsenal have 'bottled' out and banned every flag. Are Arsenal seriously saying that "some of the fans" , "cannot enjoy their experience at the Emirates" if national flags are displayed. So some supporters clubs wish to declare that they have made the effort to travel hundreds of miles to visit the Emirates and to support Arsenal and to show where they have travelled from.

I am very disappointed that Arsenal have decided to implement this policy with "immediate effect" and without any consultation with the Supporters Clubs. I would also assume that the policy would be inclusive of visiting supporters? I can imagine many supporters being extremely critical of this statement.

This is simply nonsense and Arsenal should think about this poor statement and withdraw it at the earliest opportunity.

(They all have hills to fly them on - P Gabriel)

what twaddle if arsenal dont want the english flag ----then bugger off with all your

foreiners and play somwhere else
join the french league

what twaddle if arsenal dont want the english flag ----then bugger off with all your

foreiners and play somwhere else
join the french league

what twaddle if arsenal dont want the english flag ----then bugger off with all your

foreiners and play somwhere else
join the french league

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