Glen McNamee
England Shirts are NOT going to be banned from Pubs
Posted on May 19, 2010 in Politics

This morning I’ve seen a lot of crap like this on Facebook

Police Are Going Round Pubs And Clubs Saying
We CANT Wear Our England Tops For The Football, And To Take Our England
Flags Down As Its Offending People That Aren’t From England, Now Im NO
Racist But This Is Taking The Piss!! This Is ENGLAND We Need To Make A
Stand! Would You Remove Your TURBAN OR BURKHA If It Offended Me? We Need
………To Stick Together Repost This As Your Status And Make YOUR Stand!!!See more

and

POLICE ARE GOING AROUND PUBS AND CLUBS SAYING THAT WE CANT WEAR OUR NATIONS TOPS FOR THE FOOTBALL AND WE HAVE TO TAKE THE FLAGS DOWN AS ITS UPSETTING IMMIGRANTS THAT DONT COME FROM HERE! NOW IM NOT RACIST BUT THIS IS GOING TOO FAR! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND WE NEED TO MAKE A STAND IF THEY DONT LIKE IT THEN GO HOME! WOULD YOU REMOVE YOUR TURBAN AND BURKHA BECAUSE IT UPSETS ME!!! POST THIS STATUS IF YOU AGREE!!!!!!!

Of course it’s complete rubbish, the police are not going round or around pubs saying anything. It all stems from this rather stupid story in The Sun which says “ENGLAND shirts could be BANNED at pubs screening live World Cup matches”, which is based on the following sentence taken from guidance which was sent out by the Metropolitan Police to pubs in Croydon, South London

“dress code restrictions – eg no football shirts”.

So the story is one police force have sent out some guidance, which can cheerfully be ignored, to some pubs in a single town, one of which was having a dress code. That doesn’t really make a snappy headline, or racist facebook group does it?

So when you see people join groups like these; STOP THEM FROM BANNING ENGLAND SHIRTS IN PUBS THIS WORLD CUP or NO 1 WILL STOP ME FROM WEARING MY ENGLAND TOP FOR THE WORLD CUP. Suggest they might be better of joining Facebook to start charging for you not to be able to wear England shirts.

15 Comments

  1. Stormkeeper says:

    This just goes to show that Political Correctness is spiralling out of control; it’s getting to the stage where little things that normally wouldn’t cause fuss are getting blown out of proportion by people.

    I had heard about this a couple of hours ago, but honestly I was rather sceptical of it as it seems quite absurd.

    • mr rudeforth says:

      it isn’t political correctness it is a deliberate campaign of misinformation got up by the right wing to sow seeds of discontent and mistrust between communities

      • Stormkeeper says:

        Well, to be fair… Political Correctness does have its hand here; it’s because certain people are so obsessed with not offending other cultures, races, etc. that this campaign is actually able to have merit. If there wasn’t as much concern about being PC all the time, then campaigns like this would be laughed off.

      • Glen McNamee says:

        I’m with mr rudeforth on this, these people obsessed with not offending other cultures, races, etc don’t exist they are usually strawmen made up by the press e.g. Councils banning Christmas, and baa baa woolly sheep.

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  3. Glen McNamee says:

    @Stormkeeper I think it’s the myth of Political Correctness is out of control. A myth created by lazy tabloid newspapers.

  4. Hayley Wakeman says:

    I’ve set up a facebook group this morning to try to counter this myth – feel free to join: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=123418751018763

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  6. BILL says:

    It alarms me just how ignorant people are, and how easily led. I also consider the press in this country to be inhuman vultures. Freedom of speech is a vital and fundamental cornerstone of our society, however large elements of the unregulated press are immoral and irresponsible … immoral in so far as they peddle their shite as they know people will pay to read it, irresponsible as they appear to revel in the unrest they sow.

    It seems there are specific types of publications that target specific types of person, the person types who really would benefit from some good, honest, edumacationing.

  7. dan roberts says:

    im not a racist person at all but i for 1 agree that this is OUR country and we should be allowed to express and show our support for our football team !. If us ENGLAND supporters cannot go into a pub / club to support our team in the coming weeks wearing ENGLAND tops and having flags it is an utter digrace and a smack in the face for our country !. Anybody that knows if you go to another country you have to abide by their laws and beliefs aswell as their culture and it obviously offends people in that country if you dont. Whats being said here..i walk down a street and i im in my rights to say to a muslim woman…take off your burka as you are offending me ? … as if … id be classed as a racist person…Why has the UK / England become so politically stupid when it comes down to this ?. In my opinion we should be allowed to support our football team by expressing what we believe in…if we want to hang flags and paint our bodies we are within our rights to do that.
    I for 1 will say to every 1 that reads this…i WILL be wearing our coloures and i will support our country in this football tournament if i decide to and anybody that bows down to the political bollocks when it comes to this is a fool.

    • Glen McNamee says:

      Dan, Did you read the post? I’ll say it again for you “England shirts are NOT being Banned”.

      Starting your comment with ‘I’m not a racist person’ doesn’t do you any favours either. If you aren’t racist why bring race in to this? This was advice was given pubs in area with problems with local hooligans fighting each other. This has nothing to do with offending foreigners at all.

      Dan, if you aren’t a racist, and I hope you are not, then you need to starting thinking a big harder about what you read before you react.

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