Of course our heritage is a lot more than being a Scottish football team.
But we play in green and white to show our Irish heritage, have the harp, castle and ship on our badge to symbolise our Irish, Edinburgh and Leith heritage.
So why not add a small thistle, an undeniable symbol of Scotland, to show our Scottish heritage?
Totally harmless and a nice touch in my opinion.
I don't disagree with your points. I've supported and followed both Hibs and the Scottish football team since I was a kid and they are the only 2 football teams I have any interest in.
For me though, the thistle, as cracking a symbol as it is, is a national emblem of Scotland and therefore is more appropriate to represent a national sport/association/organisation (obvious exceptions would be ICT, Partick Thistle, etc.). As you elude to, Hibs identity is already perfectly depicted by the harp, ship and castle and I don't think there is any need to add to that.
Again though, it's just a matter of preference and I don't see it as a big deal. Looking through the thread I don't see anyone getting their knickers in a twist over the subject, but it does go to show that there's wide range of differing views across the Hibs support with regard to the club's identity.
We make our Irish roots clear with our name, colours and harp on our club badge.
we are a Scottish club playing in Scotland's capital city, representing Scotland in European competition, yet its a problem for some that we place an image highly related to Scotland on our jersey, in a less than prominent position.
it seems to me to be not be an anti Irish issue but an anti Scottish one for some. Thereís 3 clear connections to our heritage displayed, yet weíre not supposed to recognise and celebrate our Scottishness with a tiny icon on the back of the jersey. Aye ok
FFS ... Reading this thread I swear there's 1% of this clubs supporters who wont be happy until the club's badge is two crossed shillelaghs underneath a Leprechaun and the ticket office staff are forced to answer the phone with 'Hoibernian football club, top o' the mornin' to you'
Anyway can we get back on topic far more pressing matters guys. Iíve still no seen what colour the socks are
''It's always been just part of the culture. Growing up, for most working-class kids, is all about football, music or clothes. You might not have much money, but whatever you have got, you're going to look good.'' - Paul Weller
I was going to wear my thistle handled Sgian Dubh to go with my Hibs tartan kilt at a wedding next week but now i know a thistle has nothing to do with Hibs i'll feel like a complete dugs dinner wearing it.
I'd have liked it if we'd coupled up the "this is our city" with a message stating that we've adopted the thistle in acknowledgment of the roles played by Inverness in Scott Allan's rehabilitation and Partick Thistle's in the development of our international superstar striker Kevin Nisbet, to the extent that we now consider there to be special relationships in existence between our clubs.