25 Feb 2012

Ex-Footballer blasts: Carling Cup Final fiasco is a 'national disgrace...'

Football League's Chiefs have decided to scrap national anthems for this Sunday's Carling Cup Final at Wembley, and regular Liverpool critic Robbie Savage has branded the decision a 'national disgrace'.

In his column for The Mirror, Savage slammed the Football League's 'infuriating' decision. He scathed:

"What infuriates me is the Football League's decision to scrap playing the national anthems of England and Wales before the game in case they are booed.

"I know it goes on at internationals, but I'm not convinced it would have done on this occasion. It's another knee-jerk reaction which suggests that football is running scared of a tiny minority of headcases".

I'm not sure many fans will be that fussed about the decision; after all, it's not really England vs. Wales; it's Liverpool vs. Cardiff, and given the multicultural nature of football teams (and fans) these days, perhaps National Anthems are best saved for Internationals.

As for the game itself, despite his Welsh bias, Savage has no doubt about which team will emerge victorious:

"Even though I'm a Wrexham fan, I wish Cardiff all the best at Wembley this Sunday. Unfortunately, I think the only way they'll win is if the Liverpool team bus fails to turn up.

"The Bluebirds are a stylish outfit under Malky Mackay but the gulf in class - and old boy Craig Bellamy hunting his first English honour - will be too much for them".

It's hard to believe that Craig Bellamy has never won a major trophy in England (!) Hopefully that will be rectified tomorrow.

Jaimie Kanwar


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