Choirs on the Principality Stadium are now not in a position to sing “Delilah”, after an announcement by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) in 2023.
The Tom Jones track, which peaked at second spot within the British charts in 1968, was a preferred crowd customary at Wales video games however won’t be performed or sung on the Six Nations this yr.
The lyrics, penned by songwriter Barry Mason, describe the homicide of a girl by her boyfriend after seeing her with one other man.
The February 2023 ban got here after allegations have been made in a BBC documentary on the time of a “toxic” tradition on the WRU that included sexism, racism and homophobia.
“Delilah will not feature on the playlist for choirs for rugby internationals at Principality Stadium,” a Principality Stadium assertion mentioned.
“The WRU removed the song from its half-time entertainment and music playlist during international matches in 2015. Guest choirs have also more recently been requested not to feature the song during their pre-match performances and throughout games.”
Wales enter the 2024 Six Nations as a group in transition, with 21 of their squad having 20 caps or fewer following a slew of retirements and additional accidents. They face Scotland in Cardiff of their opening match on Saturday.