I will never apologise for who I am or where I come from…

The phrase “I will never apologise for who I am or where I come from” has been associated with ‘toxic patriotism’ (racism) for a long, long time now. It has been the kind of language used on Facebook memes superimposed over an image of the flag of St George with a roaring male lion faded in. I hope that the England Men’s football team in the European Championship played across Europe in 2021 has changed that.