Sunday, 30 May 2010
Dagenham & Redbridge promoted in front of 32,000 loyal fans!
Nothing like a day out at Wembley to help fans discover a passion for the home town club is there? Dagenham and Redbridge have scraped by on average gates of just over 2,000 all season, despite making it into the playoffs, but a play off final at Wembley saw the good denizens of the town of Dagenham exchange their BNP rosettes for the badge of the Daggers in their droves. Nick Griffin, of course, secured 6,620 votes in the last election in neighbouring Barking, three times Dagenham's average home gate!
I wonder if BNP Councillors Steed, Doncaster and Bailey were at Wembley to cheer on their "hometown" team? Jolly unfortunate for them if they were, given Jon Nurse (pictured above) scored the winning goal. Not exactly the BNP ideal of a perfect Dagenham resident is he? Still perhaps he will now bugger off back to Barbados where he belongs eh guys? Along with all the other black and Asian nurses (and doctors) who keep our National Health Service running eh?
The politics of the region apart, it is great to see a little club like D&R punching above their weight; although that term is perhaps as unfortunate as the club nickname given the high profile of the far right in the town. I'm afraid I can't hear the town's name without thinking of that great gag on Have I Got News For You..."The leaked details of BNP membership revealed 2 teachers, 3 policemen, 1 doctor...and Dagenham!"
I think Jon Nurse should now be given the freedom of the borough personally!
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:06