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Popbitch tells this story slightly differently...


>> Oh Henry <<
Pissing off Kissinger

There's a Henry Kissinger story that has passed into legend about how he once attended a Grimsby Town FC match as the guest of (then-)foreign secretary Anthony Crosland and became a life-long fan of the team. According to Crosland's wife, the story isn't true – but the truth is arguably funnier.

Kissinger did travel up Grimsby way at the request of Crosland in April '76, but he did not go gladly. In fact, Kissinger was supposedly pretty miffed to be called to a breakfast meeting at RAF Waddingham, 100+ miles outside of London. But he did so as a favour to Crosland who insisted he had to stay close to Grimsby for a very important "constituency appointment".

It wasn't until later that Kissinger discovered Crosland's crucial "appointment" was Grimsby Town v Gillingham. And was even more drunk off as a result.
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Good. Kissinger was an absolute scumbag, so anything which discomfited him is good.

He wasn't very popular in Cambodia, for example:

https://theconversation.com/he.....e-khmer-rouge-209353
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At least it’ll be warm where he is tonight.
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Quoted from SouthwarkMariner
Popbitch tells this story slightly differently...


>> Oh Henry <<
Pissing off Kissinger

There's a Henry Kissinger story that has passed into legend about how he once attended a Grimsby Town FC match as the guest of (then-)foreign secretary Anthony Crosland and became a life-long fan of the team. According to Crosland's wife, the story isn't true – but the truth is arguably funnier.

Kissinger did travel up Grimsby way at the request of Crosland in April '76, but he did not go gladly. In fact, Kissinger was supposedly pretty miffed to be called to a breakfast meeting at RAF Waddingham, 100+ miles outside of London. But he did so as a favour to Crosland who insisted he had to stay close to Grimsby for a very important "constituency appointment".

It wasn't until later that Kissinger discovered Crosland's crucial "appointment" was Grimsby Town v Gillingham. And was even more drunk off as a result.


That’s it? That’s the story?!


"You should do what you love while you can"
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This is what Kevin Jeffreys' biography of Crosland had to say about it. Kissinger visited at dawn while on his way to Rhodesia, seems unlikely he stuck around for the match:

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Good. Kissinger was an absolute scumbag, so anything which discomfited him is good.

He wasn't very popular in Cambodia, for example:

https://theconversation.com/he.....e-khmer-rouge-209353


The only Scumbag I see is the one talking ill of the dead.
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At least it’ll be warm where he is tonight.


Absolutely terrible comment whether joke or not
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The only shame is that there isn’t a hell for Kissinger to go to.
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Quoted from Zero_as_a_limit
This is what Kevin Jeffreys' biography of Crosland had to say about it. Kissinger visited at dawn while on his way to Rhodesia, seems unlikely he stuck around for the match:



First time I've seen this but it concurs with Susan Crosland's version. The Foreign Office staff who had to get up at 4 a.m. were apparently equally spitting feathers. Kissengers plane left Waddington by midday.


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