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FIFA 09 Has Severed Diplomatic Ties with Wales

Or at least, as Daryl has noticed, inexplicably removed their national team from the game. Why Wales? What did Wales ever do to EA Sports? I watched How Green Was My Valley just two nights ago, and I’m taking this very personally. Please sign this petition to persuade the makers of FIFA 09 to recognize the existence of this charming, historically rich, and fascinatingly bilingual country, where all the women look like Maureen O’Hara, and all the preachers will help you walk again in time to see the first daffodils of spring.

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FIFA 09 Has Severed Diplomatic Ties with Wales

by Brian Phillips · December 2, 2008

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