Swing Low, Sweet Chariot makes me feel uncomfortable, says Maro Itoje

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  • People should be educated about it, says England lock
  • Song is rooted in US slavery and was written in 1860s

Maro Itoje has revealed the England rugby anthem Swing Low, Sweet Chariot makes him feel “uncomfortable” but he does not believe supporters should be banned from singing it at Twickenham.

This month the Guardian revealed the Rugby Football Union was conducting a review of the song – originally an American slave spiritual – conceding that many supporters were unaware of its roots.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jun/30/swing-low-sweet-chariot-makes-me-feel-uncomfortable-englands-maro-itoje under the title “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot makes me feel uncomfortable, says Maro Itoje”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.