Alba/Scotland rugby petition

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Nephihaha

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Jun 29, 2008, 6:44:46 PM6/29/08
to Learner's Gàidhlig (Scottish & Irish)Gaelic Group
"To: Scottish Rugby Union
We the undersigned, call upon the Scottish Rugby Union to proudly
display ‘Alba’ (the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland), alongside
Scotland, on the front of the national rugby team shirt."

http://www.petitiononline.com/cleague/petition.html


See also
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31494006552


The Scottish Football Association took the decision in 2006 to put
the
word ‘Alba’ (Scottish for Scotland) on the Scottish national football
shirt, but we are still waiting for the Scottish Rugby Union to
follow
suit.


The Scottish Rugby Union currently plays the song Loch Lamond by
Runrig, which contains the line (added by them) “ho mo leannan, ho mo
leannan bhòidheach”. Considering the enthusiasm which the Murrayfield
crowd was singing it during the six nations, it seems ironic that the
SRU can blare Gaelic out of the national stadium’s speakers, and pay
for the right to do so, but not put a simple four letter word on the
national strip!


Cymru/Wales proudly displays its language on its national rugby
shirt,
so why shouldn’t Alba/Scotland?


Sign the petition to the Scottish Rugby Union if you agree:
http://www.petitiononline.com/cleague/petition.html


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