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Real Madrid. Why O Why O Why?

mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
edited December 2014 in The cake stop
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,503
    Money.
    Once you have sold your soul, you have no say.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pblakeney wrote:
    Money.
    Once you have sold your soul, you have no say.

    That.
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  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,040
    It's just on the credit card logo it's not as if they are changing it on their shirts
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    thank christ for that :wink:

    sorry don't want to offend any Religulous folk, but religious symbolism has no place in football
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  • OuijaOuija Posts: 1,386
    thank christ for that :wink:

    sorry don't want to offend any Religulous folk, but religious symbolism has no place in football


    But.........

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,503
    thank christ for that :wink:

    sorry don't want to offend any Religulous folk, but religious symbolism has no place in football
    Wasn't that the point of the story?
    Remove the religious symbology?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,345
    Ouija wrote:
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    It's just on the credit card logo it's not as if they are changing it on their shirts

    Why do it all then? To me it is just pandering to the sensibilities of one religion in Abu Dhabi, which is only practiced by about half the population.
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    If they'd changed it in Spain, then yes it would be pandering. However, it's for one credit card specifically aimed at Muslims in a Muslim country.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,054
    Given the historic persecution of anyone who wasn't christian or worshiped in the perceived right way - who can blame a commercial organisation for wanting to remove a symbol with questionable connotations?

    Heres some cash. Its up to you if you perform the function or request. A censored comes to mind, I don't know why….
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    Shouldn't that be "Robert Powell saves"?
  • debelidebeli Posts: 582
    I think we need to adopt a global view of this financial arrangement.

    The Middle East is, lest we forget, a core element of the rich tradition of football, as demonstrated by the long-overdue hosting in the near future of the World Cup by Qatar.

    My own team, The Woolwich Arsenal, were fortunate recently to move out of their tattered.old library into a magnificent new stadium bearing the name of an iconic (no less) air carrier from the Middle East. I believe a team in the north west has a similar arrangement with shirt naming.

    Further to all of which, we do need to remember that despite a recent (last 500 years) national leaning towards Rome, Spain has a rich Muslim/Arab/Moorish heritage which is still in evidence in the language today.

    But this is no more than a trifling digression. There are many overseas footballing sides, one of whom is the Royal team of Madrid. They were even known as that during the (surprisingly long-lasting) Fascist dictatorship from the 30s to the 70s of the last century. It is just a football team - and a slightly exotic one at that. It is English football we should hold dearest to our hearts. You'd never find an English team getting into bed with a Russian mafioso, a currupt and murderous Thai politician, a former-Soviet arms dealer, a Malaysian vice & gambling hood or a pornographer. Good thing too! The chaps simply wouldn't stand for it. Bring back jumpers for goalposts. What were we talking about?
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    Some interesting posts in response to my OP. But what we are forgetting here is that the Cross/Crucifix is a symbol of Jesus. Who is also a very important Muslim prophet, and recognised by them for his sacrifice to mankind. Therefore why remove a symbol that does not offend the huge, huge majority of those that practice that faith? It can only be a decision made by someone who believes that it might offend. Madness in this instance and quite insulting to most muslims.
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  • postmanpostman Posts: 120
    Jesus saves,but St John scores,a very old Liverpool claim.
  • They're a hateful club with hateful supporters, so I'm not surprised Franco's team sold their soul.
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