Monday, 24 May 2010

OK to wear England Football shirts

Following a typically baseless story in The Sun a couple of weeks ago that a local authority in London was advising pubs to ban football supporters wearing England shirts during the World Cup, reports have been coming in to councillors in Darlington of people on the street being threatened with a £30 fine for wearing an England shirt in public, and of a pub being told by the local police that they were banned from displaying an England flag.

Durham Constabulary have this morning issued a statement which says that football shirts will not be banned and nor will England flags. Well, that's cleared that one up then. We now have official permission to wear whatever shirt we like, though personally I'd like to know whether this extends to wearing a Reading shirt on High Row.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought that at present one was more likely to be expected to wear an England shirt or drive around with England flags sticking out of the car windows - tiresome expectations for those of us who couldn't give a toss about the s-----g football or who wins the equally s-----g tournament