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Is it safe to wear my France jersey?(26 posts)

Is it safe to wear my France jersey?tarwheel
Mar 7, 2003 8:21 AM
One of my favorite jerseys is my Voler jersey with a map of France. It's colorful and fits great. However, I'm a little worried about wearing it lately with the Bush administration beating the war drums and continually bashing France and Germany for urging restraint. Am I making myself a target for angry warmongers? (I'm not trying to start a debate here on the merits of going to war. Seriously.)
actually you shouldafrican
Mar 7, 2003 8:31 AM
be afraid to wear your american jersey.
actually you shouldSerac
Mar 7, 2003 2:38 PM
Outstandingly said, african
is it all white? nmDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 8:36 AM
Nope. Yellow. nm.amflyer
Mar 7, 2003 9:40 AM
Mar 7, 2003 8:42 AM
DO NOT let your personal freedoms be jepordized. You wear whatever the hell you want. As long as you aren't promoting hate you should be able to express yourself however you choose. If you're worried about mis-representing yourself that's something you may want to consider...Although wearing a map of the motherland of your favourite sport doesn't automatically mean you are against the war.
unless you're in a mall in Albany, NY (nm)laffeaux
Mar 7, 2003 11:39 AM
I just read about that -- incredible!tarwheel
Mar 7, 2003 11:51 AM
Some malls cops arrested a guy for wearing a t-shirt that says "No War with Iraq!" That's exactly the kind of sentiment that concerns me. Some people get so gungho they forget we are living in a free country. If cops arrest someone for wearing a t-shirt like that, how can they claim any moral superiority?
We'll have no peace around here!!!laffeaux
Mar 7, 2003 2:26 PM
I wonder if you'd get the same treatment if you wore a shirt that proclaimed war? Hmmm....

The funniest part was that the guy bought the shirt at the mall where he was arrested. You can sell it at the mall, you just can't wear it.
I just read about that -- incredible!bic
Mar 7, 2003 9:22 PM
my understaning was they just made him leave. well within their rights, he was on private property.
re: Is it safe to wear my France jersey?PEDDLEFOOT
Mar 7, 2003 8:43 AM
Seeing that cyclists on the road are easy targets for some people to begin with I think that adding another reason for someone to buzz you on the road would not be a good idea.If I had that jersey I don't think I would wear it for awhile.Just my opinion.Ride safe.
most folks probably wouldn't even know what france looks like nmrufus
Mar 7, 2003 8:44 AM
yup; especially passing you at 60 mph nmDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 8:48 AM
Especially the yahoos...torquer
Mar 7, 2003 11:12 AM
who would get bent out of shape by references to France. Probably also the same dolts who think the 9/11 hijackers were Iraqis. (Oops, wrong forum, sorry!)
Wear it proudly, and carry pepper spray. (nm)cory
Mar 7, 2003 9:15 AM
Mar 7, 2003 11:08 AM
I would consider where I lived and the current political 'climate'...

As far as your personal freedoms, angry war mongers probably wouldn't see the relation between cycling and a France jersey, so if you thought it might be an issue, I'd lean more towards personal safety...
Let me get this straight?!gtscottie
Mar 7, 2003 11:45 AM
So Bush gets pissed and wants to kick some butt and then France says wait a minute before you do that. Now we have some poor biker in America worried about being a target if he has a picture of France on his jersey. Man I sure am glad I don't live in the land of the free.
Let me get this straight?!bic
Mar 7, 2003 9:31 PM
No, I don't think you have this straight. Americans die, we choose to protect ourselves. Some countries (fill in the blank) choose not. If someone whats to wear a jersey from that(fill in the blank) country, so be it. If he feels like a target, then he also lives in fear. Just as that(fill in the blank) country.
don't wear it down here in Texas nmLeroy
Mar 7, 2003 12:04 PM
Yeah...or you might...Serac
Mar 7, 2003 2:42 PM
end up dead on the side of the road with an oil drum marked with "Arbusto" on the side
Map of Francebsdc
Mar 7, 2003 2:28 PM
Does the map of France show where they built the equipment they sold to Iraq to make nuclear weapons?
Map of FranceBill B
Mar 7, 2003 3:37 PM
No, but my map of the good ol' U.S.A. shows exacyly where the anthrax that we sold them was made. Oh my gosh! we really didn't think they'd use it!
Weapons of mass destructionbsdc
Mar 7, 2003 5:11 PM
Well, are we going to go get it back or try to talk it out of them for another 12 years?
As my mom would say...Sintesi
Mar 7, 2003 6:14 PM
Crimo-nitly! (proper sp?) France is a wonderful country. So we're at odds from time to time, who isn't with France from time to time? Let the Tricolor fly in our unfettered lands say I.
You can only wear the French jersey if you pass the French test.MR_GRUMPY
Mar 7, 2003 6:57 PM
The French test:-----1) If you like the French, lift your left arm.------------2) If you ARE French, lift the other one.......(Just a joke).....Another one is that Norman Schwartzkoph once said that going to war without the French is like going deer hunting without your accordion......Finally, Marge Simpson once said; We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it......
See the French WWII infantry rifle on eBay?Leroy
Mar 7, 2003 8:41 PM
Description: never fired - dropped once...