I like the idea of a big flag to show support for Birmingham City but I don’t usually donate money without knowing where it’s going and I don’t know much about the people who are planning to get the flag made. I know there’s a connection with the BIHL GO NOW campaign but that’s not much help since I don’t know the people running that either. Nor do I know the real names of those who go by the names of PIMO and minotaur on the SHA forum.
Giving money to strangers is not prudent but I’ve decided to make a donation towards the flag. Here’s why:
- I feel a certain kinship with anyone who has a crazy idea and decides to act on it. I did something similar when I had 300 protest scarves made last September. (See below for some links to my posts about that.)
- I like the slogan “All we care about is BCFC” because it is supportive rather than abusive. Over 600 supporters have shown their agreement with it by buying a scarf with it on. Also, this slogan can be used when the present crisis is over. I am hoping that there will come a day when “Delay No More” and “Destroyed in Hong Kong” will no longer be relevant.
- If there are any wealthy supporters wondering about buying Birmingham City FC, they will be looking at the club’s assets, including the fans. Fans getting together to support the club might encourage them to make an offer.
- It might encourage the players too. We might even get a win at home!
Flags and support — Often Partisan article on big flag
Idea for a slogan, published 10/9/2013
Something should be done: Part 2, published 13/9/2013
Don’t delay – jump on a bandwagon! published 29/10/2013
AWCA scarves – page with some information on the scarves