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2nd February 2005, 08:37
Black arm bands
We usually see players wearing black arm bands usually in sympathy with someone who has passed away.
I have nothing against the wearing of this armband but I am curious to know if it's a christian religious thing, a western cultural thing or simply an international symbol?
2nd February 2005, 09:32
I'm pretty sure it is an international symbol......as is the 'moment of silence'. Just a way of paying respect. Don't see why it matters though, to be honest.
3rd February 2005, 02:05
I would suggest all the players should wear black arm bands on the next three days with number 24 printed on it(for Rana's father). This guys is a true Pakistani and a very proud one. And players should wear the arm bands just to show how much they appriciate him for staying for to support the team even though his father died. What is ur thought on this, and can someone give this suggession to Bob about this.
3rd February 2005, 02:14
Allan Donald wore a black armband when his mother died (he was the only one who did) but he didnt want to answer questions on it as he said it was private-but his gesture was in public!
I think this is more of a Western Concept of 'showing grief'...I believe it is superficial. We are most likely to turn to God/Quran/Prayer.
Although Rana/Younis Khan/Aamir Sohail are public figures-their grief should be kept a private matter unless they choose to make it a public thing.
So----> NO Black arm bands.
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