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    rambleon
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    can anyone out there clear up why holland’s sporting types always wear orange (+ black + white) uniforms when the dutch flag’s colours are red, white + blue ?

    what’s the history behind that ?

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    Bucky Ramone
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    Hey rambleon, cool question, still researching it….

    Orange is a kind of fourth national colour over here (you should see Amsterdam on Queen’s Day….. :roll: :lol: ) because we have been ruled by the House of Orange for a couple of ages, but I am still trying to find out why all of our sports teams dress in orange

    [img]http://www.hitparade.ch/cdimages/andre_hazes_en_het_nederlands_elftal-wij__9829;_oranje_s.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.hitparade.ch/cdimages/de_hollanders-het_oranjelied_s.jpg[/img]

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    Rich
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    they dont want to be embarrased by people thinking there from team USA

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    rambleon
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    Hey rambleon, cool question, still researching it….

    cool, i’m intrigued to find out the answer … :aliensmile:

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    Bucky Ramone
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    "rambleon" wrote:
    cool, i’m intrigued to find out the answer … :aliensmile:

    …still searching, finding very little, but I noticed (while watching some Olympic stuff) that there’s not always a direct relation between the colours of the flag & the colours in which the athletes compete (Germany: white/black, flag: black/red/yellow, New Zealand: black, Australia: yellow/some kind of grey, flags: blue with some red & white) :roll:

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    Hansione
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    Red, white and blue are colours many countries use (france, luxembourg etc) It must have to do with dB sugestion about the Orange kingdom.

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    rambleon
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    Australia: yellow/some kind of grey

    hey den buck … ha ! you must be colour blind b/c australia usually uses yellow + green … did you ever notice you couldn’t see greens well before ?

    anyhow … yeah … i guess you’re right … i never really thought about the nations other than holland who use alternate colours …

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    Bucky Ramone
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    "rambleon" wrote:
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    Australia: yellow/some kind of grey

    hey den buck … ha ! you must be colour blind b/c australia usually uses yellow + green … did you ever notice you couldn’t see greens well before ?

    ….that ‘yellow/some kind of grey’ was based on what I saw from the Olympic hockey final that I watched in a pub while drinking some excellent ‘Leffe Dubbels’ :lol: , ‘we’ lost :? from Australia who were dressed in some kind of yellow/greyish green/greenish grey outfit…. :roll: :wink:

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    rambleon
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    oh, i see … it’s blame it on the beer time ? :lol: ,,,

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    SG
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    So does that mean Marchers In Orange by Guided By Voices is about the dutch? :wink: since GBV are beer crazy it kinda makes sense :)

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    crazycloud
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    thats fucked up cause here in california Orange is the color they make you wear when your stuck in Jail for one of our Draconian offenses… but then we have orange buds here too… hmmm

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