Defiant Welsh rugby fans are singing

Defiant Welsh rugby fans are continuing to sing Tom Jones’ hit Delilah in Cardiff today after an attempt to ban the song for allegedly ‘glorifying domestic violence‘. 

Before the Wales versus Ireland rugby match today, the streets of Cardiff rang with the song after Welsh rugby bosses announced a ban on the Tom Jones classic as its lyrics glorifies domestic violence.

The 1968 hit details the opportunistic killing by a man who waits until his former partner’s lover leaves her home before making his move – stabbing his unfaithful partner.

The tune was traditionally performed by a male voice choir before matches at the Principality Stadium, however, this was struck from the playlist ahead of today’s Six Nations.

Welsh Rugby Union – currenty in the midst of a crisis due to claims of a ‘toxic’ culture of sexist, racist and homophobic bullying – announced Delilah will now not be played by bands at the Principality Stadium, nor sung by choirs, during the upcoming Six Nations.

Defiant Welsh rugby fans are singing 'Delilah' loudly in streets of Cardiff in spite of sport's bosses banning the song

Defiant Welsh rugby fans are singing 'Delilah' loudly in streets of Cardiff in spite of sport's bosses banning the song

Defiant Welsh rugby fans are singing ‘Delilah’ loudly in streets of Cardiff in spite of sport’s bosses banning the song

Sir Tom has previously said the song is not meant to be taken literally and its popularity at rugby matches makes him ‘proud to be Welsh’. 

 Proud fans blasted the ‘ridiculous decision’ and vowed to continue singing, with one saying: ‘Try stopping 50,000 people.’

But bosses are said to have been spooked by a video this week of the Guernsey Welsh male voice choir rehearsing ‘Delilah’ ahead of the clash with England on February 25.

Its lyrics say: ‘At break of day when that man drove away, I was waiting. I cross the street to her house and she opened the door. She stood there laughing… I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more.’

The WRU removed the song from its playlist during international matches in 2015.

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