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Oct 4, 2015; London, United Kingdom; General view of the British and United States flags on the field during the playing of the national anthem before Game 12 of the NFL International Series between the New York Jets against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On this website, we talk football and have fun as we stay away from politics and “real life” topics that we are often bombarded with daily in our everyday lives. Here at DolphinsTalk.com, we like to be that escape from “real life” for everyone to get away from the serious matters out there in the world.  With that said there are times, and this is one of them, where real life crosses over into our fun that we like to have here on the website.

The Miami Dolphins will be playing a 2017 game in London vs the New Orleans Saints and with the recent terror attacks in that part of the world, the Miami Dolphins and the NFL overall need to reconsider having a game in London in a few months.

Let’s just call it what it is; England right now is a war-zone and to hold multiple large American events like an NFL game there between now and the end of the year may not be wise. I am sure the NFL is doing all of their due diligence to make sure things will be as safe as possible but you have to at some point just take a step back and say should we be holding games and bringing fans together in a large gathering right now when things are clearly in chaos?

This is not a knock on England and the great military, police, and leadership they have over there right now. It’s just a little common sense is needed. And I know many of you will say if you cancel the games then the terrorists win and get what they want. I say that is a very simple minded and naive viewpoint of the situation. We the masses are good people and citizens of the world.  So we all need to take a step back, re-evaluate the situation, and make sure things can be as safe as can be to protect ourselves from these evil monsters. That is the wise and civilized thing to do!

The other thing to consider is the powers that be in London and England may tell the NFL to stay away. I know just last week they told the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to not hold an event they had planned coming up overseas. That if they wanted to come over they could but just do a little meet and greet and autograph signing in a small area but to not hold what you would call a “formal show” with a ring, actual matches, and many thousand people coming together for a large gathering as they didn’t feel it was safe. So, the NFL and eight teams scheduled to fly overseas to play in England this year may be told to stay home by the leadership in England.

Obviously, a football game is the last thing on anyone’s mind right now in England with the events that have taken place in that country the past few weeks and the thoughts and prayers from everyone here at DolphinsTalk.com is with those who live in that region right now.

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  • Cluedweasel

    What the hell are you scared of? The Champions League final was held yesterday in the UK with no issues at all. Dozens of festivals and concerts went ahead with no problems. A 23 year old American singer returned to the UK after being involved in a terrorist atrocity to visit those injured and to perform in a benefit concert.

    Sad though it is, 7 people in a city of 8+ million people were killed. How many were killed this weekend in gun violence across American cities? The perpetrators were dead within 8 minutes of the first call to the emergency services.

    There’s two cities. One has a homicide rate of 1.8 per 100,000 people. The other has a rate of 17.1 per 100,000 people. Guess which is which? I’d feel a damned sight safer in London than Miami.

  • David Smith

    If you want to be taken seriously as a writer, stop writing sub-moron grade nonsense.

  • Ysi

    This has to be the most stupid thing I read today.

  • Absolutely get fucked m8.

    Do you know how often shithead idiots in your country get shot by dangerous, unhinged white guys with implicit government support?

    Do you know how often those shooters are law enforcement officers.

    Coming to London is a safe choice for any NFL team. It’s safer than staying in their home city for many, including the flight.

  • David Smith

    By the way, where’s your evidence that “the powers that be in London” (whoever that might be: Government? Police? Some guy you just made up in your head?) told the WWE not to hold an event overseas? What does that mean? What event?

    Are you talking about the WWE November UK tour, that takes in London and Manchester (as well as other cities)? Because tickets remain on sale and NOTHING has been cancelled. As with everything else, it’s business as usual, and you’re talking out of your arse.

  • David Smith
  • Lee Yarbrough

    Sorry but this is very misguided. It can be your opinion but you should not really expect anyone to take you serious with this one.

    You also need to check facts about some of your statements here.

    Hopefully you write better articles in the future and let this one die in cyberspace.

  • kenitrin

    England a war zone! WTF!