England rugby fans were granted permission Friday to continue singing “‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by the sport’s governing body, but only on the express condition they agree to being “proactively” re-educated on the song’s “history and provenance.”
As Breitbart News reported, in June the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said it would review the song’s use by England fans because of its claimed links with slavery.
Los Angeles-based Prince Harry, who is patron of the RFU, supported the review.
Prince Harry Backs Review of Rugby Fan Song ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ https://t.co/o8XVBd4VuE
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 21, 2020
Now it has been announced the RFU will use social media to educate supporters and help them correct their thinking, in addition to “providing platforms for diverse voices across the game”.
The song was written by Wallace Willis, a freed Oklahoma slave, after 1865 and has been long associated with black