Monday, May 16, 2016

UK: We’ll chant what we want

The annual varsity sporting tournament between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University is a big event – and the foul-mouthed chants that are exchanged between each side are a big part of what makes it so enjoyable. They’re part of a ritual that everyone loves.

And, as happens with every other fun thing on campus, a couple of Sheffield students’ union officers have decided to try and get them banned. A motion calling for the ‘classist’ and ‘sexist’ chants to be banned is being debated by the SU council tomorrow.

Now, like all sports chants, the varsity songs are pretty robust: ‘The wheels on your house go round and round’, which Sheffield students chant at the Sheffield Hallam end, is one example; ‘I’d rather be a poly than a cunt’, which is fired back in response, is another.

But I’ve never heard of anyone being upset by these chants. Partly because everyone who goes to a varsity match knows what’s coming. But mainly because we’re all adults.

But, from their union offices, Sheffield’s student-political clique has taken it upon itself to tell the student body, and its many sports fans, what they can and cannot chant.



Anonymous said...

Maybe PC will start to end soon.

Bird of Paradise said...

Like from Dr Who the infamous Dalecks sound like radical enviromentalists when it comes to humanity EXTERMINATE,EXTERMINATE,EXTERMINATE chilling and frighting

Anonymous said...

Time to ban student unions since the distract students from actually learning by promoting activities irrelevant to education. Not to mention bleeding students on much needed money for no gain.