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To not understand why England put the medals on and then take them off

8 replies

Opalfeet · 11/07/2021 23:16

Just that really

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Marmite27 · 11/07/2021 23:20

DH said it’s because they didn’t want a losers medal. I thought it was very disrespectful.

I also always wonder when they get the box for it? Whenever they’re shown at auction, in collections etc they’re always in a box?

Same for knighthoods, military and Olympic medals.

burnoutbabe · 11/07/2021 23:21

I googled it and was also done by England during rugby 2019. Runner up is still losing so getting a medal when feeling do disappointed feels rubbish.

I feel it looks rude but that's the reason from prior tines it happened. (And not sure if other nations do it)

NotImpossible · 11/07/2021 23:22

I wondered the same (and was told the same). Seems very ungracious to me.

Flowersupnorth · 11/07/2021 23:22

I presumed they were sulking but maybe there is a reason? One whipped it off right in front of the guy who gave him it. Hope it's not sour grapes.

SimonJT · 11/07/2021 23:23

Its standard in team sports, some teams choose to opt out of receiving a runner up medal where a tournament permits it.

5475878237NC · 12/07/2021 00:27

Sore losers.

Valhalla17 · 12/07/2021 01:18

Its the done thing in all football.

Geamhradh · 12/07/2021 01:30

Most teams do it.
As everyone explained to you when you started the same thread in Sports.

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