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English Cricket Fans Change Gametime Chants Due to Currency Fluctuations

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The intense cricket rivalry between England and Australia is currently on full display in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth, during the six-week Battle for the Ashes.

Bloomberg reports:

"The Australian dollar, the second-best performer among 16 major currencies this year, has soared 55 percent against the pound since the teams last battled for the Ashes on Australian soil, making everything from the price of hotel rooms to meals more expensive for England’s so-called Barmy Army of fans."

But, aside from the trip taking a bigger bite out of travelers' wallets, the depressed British Pound has had an even bigger effect on England supporters:

They are not bellowing the traditional chant used to relentlessly taunt Aussie fans in years past, which went, “We’re fat, we’re round, three dollars to the pound.”

It “won’t be coming out of the songbook this time,” Barmy Army spokeswoman Becky Fairlie-Clarke told Bloomberg. “[The exchange is] more like 1 1/2 now.”
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