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Ever wondered how it came to be that the Fitzroy, and now the merged Brisbane Lions, Club song was sung to the tune of the French national anthem, ‘La Marseillaise’? Inaugural Lions Hall of Fame inductee Bill Stephen famously came up with the original Fitzroy version on an end-of-season football trip to Perth in 1952.What kind of clothes do the Brisbane Lions wear?
We wear maroon, blue and gold. Like Fitzroy, and Bears of old. We will answer to the call. You'll hear our mighty roar!Why do we sing the song Lions in Fitzroy?
That song kept Fitzroy people alive during our bad days. People used to sing it, and sing it, and sing it. “I later received a phone call from the French Embassy about the song, but told them not to be upset that we adopted their song. It was a tribute.