Capos Return With Inclusive Chants

A guest post from Sato

After a season and half, capos will be returning to the North End this Sunday. Once again, they will lead supporters in chanting and singing our Thorns in black on to victory. Due to social distancing and the threat of the plague, your capos did not gather to create and bring you any new chants. For 90+ minutes we will sing all your old favourites. A 30 minute rendition of Onward is on standby.

Even though we could not meet, we all agreed on one thing; the gendered verbiage of our chants must go. The old gendered language was not inclusive to our players, supporters, or our opponents. Beginning this Sunday, the following chants have been updated to be gender neutral and inclusive:

  • Bon, bon, bon: The Thorns in red will lead us…
  • Girls/Thorns in red: Root for the Thorns in red…
  • Red bandana: They wore a red bandana…

They wore it in the summer…

Oh why they wore that color…

They said it’s for the Thorns…

 

Updated chant sheets are available on our website and some will be available on the concourse before the match. If you hear people using the gendered language, gently inform them about these changes. And if there are other areas that we have missed, please let us know. The Rose City Riveters stand for inclusivity.

Thanks,

Your gender fluid, gender queer, kilt wearing, capo in 106

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