Chester FC’s bitter rival, Wrexham A.F.C has confirmed that any away fans visiting the Racecourse Ground for football matches will be required to conduct all of their business in Welsh.
The North-Wales club revealed in a statement that, starting from next season, any fans attending games at the Racecourse will be ignored if they speak in English. Only Welsh will be acknowledged.
This includes any fans asking for match tickets, programs, food or buying beer.
The decision was made as part of the movement to preserve the Welsh language, and to ensure it lives in a new generation. By forcing visiting fans to speak Welsh, it is believed more people will learn and appreciate the beauty of the Welsh language.
Wrexham’s chairman, Peter Jones, commented:
From next season we will expect all fans to speak Welsh inside our football ground.
No exceptions! That includes those South Walian fans who are crap at our language.
Don’t worry if you don’t speak Welsh already, as Wrexham A.F.C. will be handing out cheat sheets at every game, containing some important Welsh phrases such as:
Pwy yw’r bastard yn y du?
(Who’s the bastard in the black?)
A yw hon yn llyfrgell?
(Is this a library?)
And, of course, when you need to show your allegiance:
Rydych chi’n mynd adref mewn ambiwlans ffycin!
(You’re going home in a fucking ambulance!)
All Chester fans will, of course, be expected to adhere to these new rules next season should they end up playing Wrexham away.
What do you think of this decision by Wrexham? Do you agree with them?