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I'm a director of Maidenhead United Football Club. For ten seasons one of my roles at the club was to produce the match programme. The aim of this blog was to write football related articles for publication in the match programme. In particular I like to write about the representation of football in popular culture, specifically music, film/TV and literature. I also write about matches I attend which generally feature Maidenhead United.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Polonia commemorate the Warsaw Uprising

Ahead of their first home game of the season on Saturday evening, Polonia Warszawa supporters unveiled a fantastic banner to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the heroic Warsaw uprising by the Polish resistance  AK (Armia Krajowa/Home Army) against the occupying German Nazis, an ultimately doomed attempt to reclaim control of their capital city ahead of the advancing Soviet Red army.
This is an annual event as can be seen from the pictures of past displays, and rather gives the lie to the travesty of journalism which was the Panorama "Stadiums of Hate" documentary shown ahead of Euro 2012 with the intention of inspiring a moral panic in the UK about the nature of Polish football supporters.

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