It may not be a Cross-Community Carol Service…but I like to think of it as MY kinda LetsGetAlongerism.
Cliftonville Football Club versus Linfield Football Club. It is not a promising start is it? Kafflick-supported Reds versus Praddistant-supported Blues.
Nationalist versus Unionist.
So when the chant goes up from the Linfield fans “Sing You Fenian Bastards…Sing”.
The Cliftonville fans reply in song “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”.
Alas no Academic will be writing this into a dissertation.
No Clergyman or Clergywoman will be delivering a sermon on it.
And William Crawley will not be dedicating ten minutes on “Sunday Sequence” to it.
But thats how to deal with Sectarianism (Racism, Sexism and Homophobia).
Loving that story, like LAD, humour is a potent weapon