People making up stuff about England shirts being banned


by Sunny
27th May, 2010 at 11:25 am    

This is turning into a bit of an epidemic. First there was the case of England shirts not being banned in pubs.
Now…

“We have carried out a full investigation and can’t find any evidence to substantiate this claim. No driver fitting the description given was working on any routes in this area at that time. Our buses were busy around the time yet no one else has been in touch with us about this alleged incident.

“Far from banning England shirts on our buses First is fully supportive of England’s World Cup campaign and we are, in fact, currently fitting good luck banners featuring England flags on all our buses in England.”

And this…

“We have also checked with the Transport Police, the Ministry of Defence Police and Portland police, all of whom assure us they were not in that area at the time either.

He added: “I can say quite categorically that Dorset Police has no policy to restrict the wearing of our national flag and similar emblems and certainly not during the World Cup competition.”

There’s only one response: No one is offended by your England shirt/flag. Shut up.

or
Nobody is banning any England shirts, you gullible xenophobic fool


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  1. damon — on 27th May, 2010 at 12:02 pm  

    Ha ha, the pillocks on that Millwall FC fan site fell for that one about the bus driver and the toddler, hook line and sinker.

    I can’t do a link to it as they use some rather industrial language.

  2. Jenny — on 27th May, 2010 at 12:16 pm  

    Islamists are burning both the Union Jack and the English flag every chance they get, not to mention the less delightful extreme left of the UAF.

    OUR England shirts?

    So, you’re not English then?

  3. earwicga — on 27th May, 2010 at 12:26 pm  

    Jenny – shut up.

  4. Napier — on 27th May, 2010 at 12:28 pm  

    Erm, why is the comment form closed on the Gita Sahgal thread??

  5. Toque — on 27th May, 2010 at 12:51 pm  

    I’ve been prevented from going into a pub wearing an England shirt, even though the pub was packed with people wearing football shirts.

    It was in Scotland – the bouncers told me it was for my own safety. Practically everyone else in the pub was wearing Scotland shirts. It was on the occasion of England’s game against Germany (the 5:1 demolition) and I was accompanied by a friend (English but of Sri Lankan descent) also wearing an England shirt and about ten female members of the Edinburgh University netball team. Hardly a group out looking for trouble!

  6. not_marvin — on 27th May, 2010 at 1:40 pm  

    I’ve been prevented from going into a pub wearing an England shirt, even though the pub was packed with people wearing football shirts. It was in Scotland – the bouncers told me it was for my own safety.

    Ha ha ha. What joy it is to be in the Union!

  7. Kismet Hardy — on 27th May, 2010 at 2:50 pm  

    I want to see England shirts banned. Girls look lovelier in Brazilian t-shirts, but then admittedly, they look better on brazilian girls, so maybe I want english girls banned. And what’s with the new mars bar wrapper? It’s just got the english flag, and no crescent and moon anywhere. talking of flags…

    “Islamists are burning both the Union Jack and the English flag every chance they get”

    Always a good time to slip in a bit of bill hicks (pbuh)

    I personally do not believe in burning the flag. It’s a personal belief, but I’ll tell you something, I think people are overreacting, oh, just a little bit.

    “Hey buddy, my daddy died for that flag.”

    Well, I bought mine. Sorry. You know they sell them at K-Mart for three bucks, you’re in, you’re out, brand new flag, no violence was necessary.

    “Hey buddy, my daddy died in the Korean war for that flag.”

    What a coincidence – my flag was made in Korea…

  8. kettle — on 27th May, 2010 at 4:25 pm  

    Yeah Jenny – shut up.

    Dissent is not tolerated here. If you want to take a different stance, do it somewhere else.

  9. Sunny — on 27th May, 2010 at 5:49 pm  

    you’re so oppressed kettle. I can just feel it. Why not take your England top off – it’s banned around here.

  10. Daniel Hoffmann-Gill — on 27th May, 2010 at 7:05 pm  

    I think some folk didn’t read the post and just saw the topic matter and went off a big one.

    Makes for comedy gold.

  11. Sarah AB — on 27th May, 2010 at 7:09 pm  

    Jenny – in the context of Sunny’s sentence to say ‘our’ would be odd. ‘Your’ refers to ‘England shirts’ or ‘England flag’ not ‘England’.

  12. Sarah AB — on 27th May, 2010 at 7:26 pm  

    I am now reminded of how some BNP types recently told some PP commenters that they could not class themselves as ‘English’ because it is, apparently, an ethnicity and not a nationality.

  13. KJB — on 28th May, 2010 at 1:14 am  

    Check this out! AVPS discovers that the ‘victim’ of the bus story has form as a liar:

    http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.com/2010/05/mail-group-paper-in-made-up-racism.html

  14. Chris — on 28th May, 2010 at 8:25 am  

    Before you all get too excited, read that BBC story. I quote, “The rumours started after the Metropolitan Police issued advice to pubs in Croydon suggesting “dress code restrictions – eg, no football shirts”.”

    They put pressure on pubs to ban football shirts. Now you can argue, correctly, that the racist interpretation of this is incorrect, but you can not argue with the original facts. There it is. They tried to ban the shirts. “Advice” from police is pretty hard to resist when you’re a pub landlord who’s livelihood depends on their approval for your licence to trade.

    What this whole affair has done is show what stupid liars the police are. Again.

  15. DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells — on 28th May, 2010 at 2:36 pm  

    @14

    ban 1 (bn)
    tr.v. banned, ban·ning, bans
    1. To prohibit, especially by official decree: The city council banned billboards on most streets.

    -

    The rumours started after the Metropolitan Police issued advice to pubs in Croydon suggesting “dress code restrictions – eg, no football shirts“.

    1. Don’t pretend this is the first time whites have lied about things being ‘banned’ in order to feed a nonsensical persecution complex, this has been going on for ten years, at least.

    2. The police didn’t ‘ban’ anything or even try to, I’m not even sure if they could.

    3. Even if they had, wtf has croydon police got to do with Muslims?

    4. It doesn’t say England shirts specifically, so where’s that come from. You could take it as implicit, however the contrary is, as you say, an ‘original fact’.

    What this whole affair has shown is that there is a large, malignant, nasty section of the white community who enjoying lying to stir up hatred and that they’ll most likely continue to do so.

  16. Fred — on 28th May, 2010 at 9:07 pm  

    In other news, Canterbury City Council is fully supportive of those wearing England shirts!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/surrey/8709173.stm

  17. mrsh — on 10th June, 2010 at 8:31 pm  

    there have been two seperate incidents that i have been witness to where bus drivers have refused to let people on their busses whilst wearing england shirts,Sunderland, tyne & Wear, one was a mother and her 5mth old son. the door was closed to stop her getting on the bus. the other was a teen who was told to remove the shirt or get off

  18. Don — on 10th June, 2010 at 9:33 pm  

    mrsh

    Evidence?

  19. I AM DUFFY — on 10th June, 2010 at 11:39 pm  

    Sarah AB @12:

    Rather worrying on the face of it that the incumbent of an elevated position within the academy like your goodself should need reminding of that well-known fact.

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