FA Chairman, Post-Paris, Confirms Nelson Mandela’s Vision: ‘Sport Can Change The World’

Speaking passionately post-Paris terrorist attacks, at the Middlesex Wanderers AFC dinner, FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, spoke about a picture painting a thousand words and the power of the images of French and English players arm-in-arm singing the French national anthem with the Wembley arch lit up in red, white and blue. A spirit of solidarity which sent out a message to terrorists: ‘You’re not going to win because we will not be beaten.’

FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, speaking at the Middlesex Wanderers AFC with French flag, St George's Flag, Scottish flag hanging above him

FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, speaking at the Middlesex Wanderers AFC 2015 dinner

Greg Dyke went on to quote the great Nelson Mandela:

“Sport has the power to change the world.

“It has the power to inspire.

“It has the power to unite people that little else does.

“Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.”

Dyke continued passionately by saying ‘Never were those words more appropriate than on that wet and windy, but ultimately uplifting, Tuesday night.’

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One Response to FA Chairman, Post-Paris, Confirms Nelson Mandela’s Vision: ‘Sport Can Change The World’

  1. Colm Hickey December 10, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    I was at the dinner and was moved by Greg Dyke’s comments. That sport has the power to influence people for the betterment of society is clear. Well done to the Middlesex Wanderers for putting on such a wonderful evening and standing shoulder to shoulder with our friends in France.

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