What an arrogant twat. Now I will admit from the off that I am not a monarchist, but I'm also an atheist and still bow my head if in Church for the Lord's Prayer and sing along with the hymms. It is what is known as showing respect.
Sadly Giggs does not seem to understand the meaning of the word. Pearce went out on a limb for him, appointing him captain and leaving out the fiercely loyal and patriotic Beckham in the process. So how does the tosser respond? By refusing to sing the National Anthem for the opening fixture of the Olympics in the year of the Queen's Jubilee.
I don't care about his politics. He is the captain of the Great Britain team and whether he likes it or not, the Queen is our Head of State. And what is more, as a republican, I am willing to accept that if there were to be a referendum, an overwhelming majority would vote to retain the monarchy. If Giggs doesn't like being part of Great Britain, he shouldn't have accepted the captaincy of the team.
Pearce should strip him of the armband immediately and offer a public apology to Beckham for overlooking him. Today's result showed that we don't stand a cat in hell's chance of winning the competition anyway so any argument about selecting the strongest team is academic. Giggs demonstrated what a contemptible individual he is when he took out that Super Injuction and regularly missed Wales games, even before his arrogant decision to retire from international football, showing how he puts himself before his country, let alone Great Britain.
Beckham would have thrust out his chest and sung the anthem with pride rather than shame the nation. He should have been named captain. End of argument.