In the UK, the "Hokey Cokey" is what we call here the "Hokey Pokey", and it seems that the song has anti-Catholic roots.
But according to the Catholic Church and some Scottish politicians, singing the popular tune that begins with the words "You put your right hand in, your right hand out," may constitute an act of religious hatred.Critics claim that Puritans composed the song in the 18th century in an attempt to mock the actions and language of priests leading the Latin mass.
So they want to ban signing it at football games. Oh, for pity's sake - I have danced the Hokey Pokey throughout my grade school years at St. Brendan's in the Bronx and so what? "Ring-a-Round-a-Rosie" is said to have originated to deal with the horror of the Black Death, but what child cares of that?