Crusaders name/branding



  • In other news Crusaders CEO has told the Muslim Community to “harden up”. We won’t be changing our name he said. The Crusades were 800 years ago so they can take their complaints elsewhere. It has nothing to do with us nor our team. Enough of this PC mumbo-jumbo, he stated.



  • I think a name change will only bring division in society. An often used argument against Islamic migration is that it leads to the host country having to preference Islamic culture over its own. Lets not go down that route to the resentment that causes.

    Having said that with the whole one-eyed thing could an argument be made for a name change to the Pirate's or maybe the Star-men
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  • @Rembrandt said in Crusaders name/branding:

    I think a name change will only bring division in society. An often used argument against Islamic migration is that it leads to the host country having to preference Islamic culture over its own. Lets not go down that route to the resentment that causes.

    Having said that with the whole one-eyed thing could an argument be made for a name change to the Pirate's or maybe the Star-men
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    If it seems like it's forced upon the team then it could be divisive. If, for example, the Islamic community were ok with it but the franchise changed it anyway, then maybe not.



  • My suggestion would be to rename them The fluffybunnies but that would probably be considered divisive toward women.



  • the Shakers 🤐

    I would suggest Quakers but that would be offensive to Mormons.

    I've always found the prancing around on ponies more than a bit pathetic with their plastic looking swords and shit. However the music is awesome although given it's called Conquest of Paradise I guess that's terribly non P.C. too.....



  • @dogmeat said in Crusaders name/branding:

    the Shakers 🤐

    I would suggest Quakers but that would be offensive to Mormons.

    I've always found the prancing around on ponies more than a bit pathetic with their plastic looking swords and shit. However the music is awesome although given it's called Conquest of Paradise I guess that's terribly non P.C. too.....

    At the ground it really is quite cool as you can hear the thundering hooves etc and it gets the crowd pumped too and I was always on the damn opposition fanbase



  • Re-naming the Crusaders is the least of our worries, but it’s a good start, or the terrorist wins.

    More distressing is the name of the city itself, Christchurch. It was clearly selected for symbolic reasons — the terrorist believed a mosque had no place there. The name alone is insensitive, deeply hurtful, and causes profound pain for Muslims, who will always associate it with a mass slaughter and white supremacy.

    We need a more inclusive name. New Medina has a nice ring to it. Only an intolerant racist bigot can disagree.



  • I'd be astonished if the Muslim community supported such a suggestion. I have a sneaking suspicion they'd be more swayed by the outpouring of grief and support for them rather than feeling such a divisive move would be a good idea.



  • How about renaming them the Exponents? You can have Geraldine's own Jordan Luck playing before Every. Fucking. Game.



  • I created a thread with a poll:

    https://www.forum.thesilverfern.com/topic/2998/should-the-crusaders-change-their-name

    Lets move the conversation over there


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