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).