Thursday, 25 February 2010
SHOP SELLING 'ANYONE BUT ENGLAND' WORLD CUP SHIRTS ARE WARNED BY POLICE
A company selling "Anyone but England" T-shirts for this year's World Cup has rejected suggestions it is racist after police in Aberdeen visited its store. Police warned Slanj, which also has stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh, that a window display featuring the shirt could cause offence.
Grampian officers advised a store worker to consider whether the display was appropriate and should be removed. Ross Lyle, from the company, said: "To be honest we're absolutely flabbergasted. "We have been selling this T-shirt for the past three months and we've had a great response. "Even the English people who come into the store think it's a laugh and just a bit of tongue-in-cheek football banter.
Aye, I suppose it is a 'bit of a laugh' and twenty years ago, I would have been at the front of the queue to buy one. But I may surprise a few people when I say that I think we in Scotland with some degree of autonomy from England, although I would like more, should be a bit more mature and drop this xenophobic attitude. Personally, I hope England do well. I watch their players playing every week, because let's face it, Scottish Football is SHITE! There is more chance of me winning Friday's Euro Lottery as there is of SCOTLAND WINNING THE WORLD CUP.
Now, WHERE DID I PUT THAT TICKET?