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Six Nations: the Welsh Federation bans Delilah, the unofficial anthem of its supporters, which evokes a feminicide


THE SPORT SCAN - Welsh rugby leaders want to ban star Tom Jones' famous song singing from its Millennium Stadium choir roster because of its 'problematic' lyrics.

Welsh rugby governing body the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), which is currently facing allegations of sexism and misogyny, is trying to redeem its reputation by removing the famous song Delilah.

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A work by famous Welsh singer Tom Jones, first released in 1968, it evokes a tragic love story, a jealous lover stabbing a woman after seeing her with another man.

The lyrics include this line: "

She was standing there laughing, I felt the knife in my hand and she didn't laugh anymore


The decision to ban the song comes after several former WRU workers, in a BBC Wales documentary, alleged comments and behavior described as sexist and discriminatory.


The WRU condemns domestic violence of any kind

," the Millennium Stadium spokeswoman told Sky Sports.

We have already sought advice from subject matter experts on the issue of the song's censorship and are respectfully aware that it is problematic and upsetting to some supporters due to its subject matter.


Welsh national team winger Louis Rees-Zammit tweeted on social media, questioning the relevance of this decision, which is supposed to put an end to the controversy that agitates Wales.

Of all the things they have to do, this is what they do first…

The statement added that outside choirs have also been asked to no longer perform the song during their pre-match performances and throughout matches.

It remains to be seen whether the supporters – the famous Welsh choirs – will follow this prescription and will no longer sing at the top of their voices this song which had become, over the years, the unofficial anthem of the Leek XV.

In 2014, musician and politician Dafydd Iwan had already asked them to stop covering it.

In vain.

But the woke current, which is also raging in the Principality, hopes this time to win its case...

Wales host Ireland at the opening of the Six Nations Tournament this Saturday in Cardiff.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-02

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