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Itoje vows to no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

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England's Maro Itoje will no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' because of the song's origins in American slavery. The anthem has been performed by fans at England matches since 1987. It was the subject of a review by the Rugby Football Union in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The Guardian

Maro Itoje will no longer sing England anthem Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

England’s Maro Itoje has revealed that he will no longer sing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ because of the song’s origins in American slavery

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

England’s Maro Itoje reveals he will no longer sing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

The anthem has been performed by fans at England matches since 1987 but in 2020 it was the subject of a review by the Rugby Football Union

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

England superstar Maro Itoje says he won't sing anthem anymore - "I was naive"

Maro Itoje has spoken out against England rugby anthem 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot', which has roots in American slavery, and has said he will no longer promote the song

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Independent.ie

'Before I was naive and didn't know its origins' - Maro Itoje to no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

England’s Maro Itoje has revealed that he will no longer sing ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ because of the song’s origins in American slavery.

1 month ago·Ireland
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Stuff

England star Maro Itoje says he will no longer sing English rugby anthem Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

The England star says he sang Swing Low, Sweet Chariot when he was naive but will not anymore because of its association with American slavery.

1 month ago·New Zealand
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RTÉ

Itoje vows to no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

England's Maro Itoje has revealed that he will no longer sing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' because of the song's origins in American slavery.

1 month ago·Ireland
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