Sir Tom Jones blasts Welsh rugby after attempts to ban singing of Delilah

Sir Tom Jones last night appeared to take a swipe at Welsh rugby’s decision to ban the singing of his hit song Delilah.


The fan favourite used to be a regular on the playlist before matches at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium but was removed amid concerns about the song’s lyrics

The 1968 hit was removed from the playlist of rugby choirs in 2015 and was officially banned earlier this year.

Lyrics about a woman murdered by her jealous partner sparked fears that the song risked promoting depictions of violence against women.

Addressing the ban at a concert at Cardiff Castle last night, Jones said that rugby supporters would continue to sing the famous song.

He told the crowd of fans: “You can’t stop us singing Delilah.”

The legendary Welsh singer added: “Can you imagine… Who was the man who didn’t want us to sing Delilah?

“He stopped the choir from singing but he didn’t stop the crowd from singing it. And we will keep singing it too.”

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