Football Lads Alliance - who/what???

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  1. oucho

    oucho Well-Known Member

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    Read on here a couple of our lads were going on the FLA march on Saturday through London...a bit of research (i.e. Googling the name) shows that the likes of the Indie implying it's a racism front group, and the Speccie claiming it's a "working class anti=Islamist terror protest group" without any dishonourable motives.

    Anyone know the truth? It all looks a bit EDL to me, especially with Tommy Robinson turning up.
     
  2. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    Not my cup of tea but I think the organisers have good intentions but of course some unsavoury extreme right wing types will try and hijack it hence Tommy Robinson being there.
    I saw a few lads I know on their way to it while I was travelling down to Barnet and they're not your racist types and was in a pub full of people who had been on the march in London early evening and it was civilised with no hint of trouble.
     
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    NorthernWisdom Well-Known Member

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    Some of the speakers are a wee bit dodgy.

    Doesn't mean everyone who goes is racist, but I wouldn't want to be associated with some of the speakers and their motives.
     
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    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    I believe one of the veterans groups pulled out for this very reason.
     
  6. RB1992

    RB1992 Active Member

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    They'd need to change the name if they wanted to be taken even slightly seriously. "Football Lads Alliance" is just awful.
     
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  7. Nick

    Nick Administrator

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    It's one of those things, I'd say 99% of the population are against terrorism.

    What's the actual aim? It says it was organised to "show concern".
     
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