From the Daily Telegraph, “This Friday, in two rugby matches featuring rival New Zealand and Australian teams, the national anthems will not be played. And all because of some crazy rule book that says they can’t.”
Let’s get this straight. This Friday, April 25th – for many our “National Day” – the Nation’s capital will host the Super Rugby “grand-final rematch” between the ACT Brumbies and N.Z’s Waikato Chiefs. At this venue the opportunity to honor our proud countries with our National Anthem will be not permitted.
This is hard to fathom because we, Australians, together with the New Zealanders constitute “ANZAC”.
Exactly 100 years ago, hostilities on the Eastern and Western fronts partially ceased when isolated games of football [soccer] erupted between shell-shocked Germans and Russian & British soldiers respectively.
Why has the normally joyful rendition of our proud songs been rugby tackled on this centenary year of peace?
We contacted the Australian Rugby Union who informed us that they had no say in the decision and suggested that we contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a complaint, as we also encourage all patriotic Aussies & Kiwis to do.
Let them know that you want the National Anthem to be sung as it is done at all other games.
This issue was also highlighted on the Channel Seven Sunrise Program with Kochie this morning Wednesday 23rd April.
At a time when many voices are trying to drum down the Anzac Day celebrations based on political correctness, Rise Up Australian Party is committed to promote and encourage people to honour and respect our Diggers who paid a heavy price to keep our nation free and democratic.
Rise Up Australia Party will stand and fight to Keep Australia Australian.
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