Wednesday, July 25, 2012


It seems that Gareth Bale - his uncle played for Rhayader Town - has been arrested for failing to turn out for the TeamGB soccer team, see picture here.

Of course that's really Bale lookalike and fellow Welshman Liam Stacey, who was recently imprisoned for 56 days for some ill-judged comments on Twitter.  I doubt if any of the current anti-Bale tweets, many of which involve the adjective Welsh teamed up with various parts of the human anatomy and/or the perceived failings of Welsh people in general will lead to a similar period of incarceration.

As one of the dwindling band of those who support free speech I've no argument with that, but there really should be a law against the use of this term Team GB.  According to my passport our little region of the EU has three names: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Teyrnas Gyfunol Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon and Rìoghachd Aonaichte Bhreatainn is Èireann a Tuath.  What or where Team GB is, heaven alone knows - perhaps it's a registered trademark.


Kim Jong Plwm said...

Well said Old Radnorian. Another annoying aspect of what really has turned out to be a very tawdry affair culminating in grave insult to the Juche-oriented socialist state that is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

radnorian said...

Congratulations to your Great Leader on his marriage to Comrade Ri Sol-ju

Kim Jong Plwm said...

Thank you. Alas my self imposed boycott of olympic tv coverage means I've already missed the best bit namely Messrs Giggs, Bellamy, Taylor and Allen staying tightlipped during the national anthem. Hardly a Smith and Carlos moment but enough to ruffle a few patriotic feathers.Perhaps they don't like the Team GB moniker either!

radnorian said...

Of course they never sing our anthem either.

Getting those Welsh players to sign up for TeamGB was a bit of a coup for the unionists, then they go and spoil any advantage they've gained by creating a fuss about those nasty Welshmen not belting out GSTQ

PoliticalSynonym said...

At least he wasn't compelled to do any adverts for that company that filled the Gulf of Mexico with millions of gallons of oil in 2010 - that was 'Golden Girl' Jessica Ennis.