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
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.