It is fine to get rid of the old anthem, we just shouldn't have two.
I am an old school liberal who was brought up with the idea that segregating by race is bad.
Symbols of Unity matter. And, purposely fragmenting things by race reinforces a terrible message; that we are two nations hopefully drifting apart from each other. That's not where we were even 10 years ago and not where we should be now.
At international sporting events, the national anthem of the respective home country is played at the award ceremony. At international (football) matches, it is also customary to play the national anthems of both teams directly before kick-off.
I think that's the custom anywhere outside the USA.
The question is ...I agree with Snood's post.
Izzy lives in a place where they have Marching Season, where people curse each other for something that happened over 300 years ago.
IAs far as football, what country do you think of when you hear the word "Hooligan"?
In American Football, people kneel peacefully. In British football there are riots where people end up in the hospital in a coma.
We only play national anthems when international sides are playing, and then both anthems are played.
We don't have any of that for domestic matches.
Ummm...when I was in England...the anthem was played before movies started in theaters.
Still done...or have they gotten away from that?