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Morrissey Addresses Falklands Debate At Argentina Show

March 4th, 2012 5:00pm EST

MorrisseyOutspoken British rocker Morrissey waded into the debate over the Falkland Islands during a concert in Argentina on Thursday.

The Smiths star performed a gig in Cordoba, Argentina and he used the opportunity to address the ongoing issues over the disputed British-held region, insisting the Atlantic Ocean archipelago should belong to Argentina.

During the show, Morrissey addressed the islands by their Argentinian name, the Malvinas, and told the crowd, "You know of course the Malvinas Islands, everybody knows they belong to Argentina so please do not blame the British people, we know the islands belong to you".

The star's comments were met with loud cheers from the crowd and he then launched into a rendition of The Smiths' "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want".

Political arguments over the islands have been re-ignited in recent weeks ahead of the anniversary of the 1982 war, when British troops saw off an invasion of the Falklands by Argentinian forces.

Morrissey's comments come just days after Pink Floyd star Roger Waters accused the British government of "ridiculous colonialism" by hanging onto the islands, while Hollywood actor Sean Penn has also backed Argentina.

 

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