ENGLAND shirts could be BANNED at pubs screening live World Cup matches.
The advice comes in a letter from the Metropolitan Police to pubs in Croydon, South London.
Among World Cup guidance, it suggests "dress code restrictions - eg no football shirts". It also urges using plastic glasses and door staff.
Pubs are not obliged to follow the advice, but it warns: "Police will not hesitate to use powers under the Licensing Act should we find you are not actively supporting the prevention of crime."
Originally posted by jrmcleod
reply to post by Silicis n Volvo
England dont exactly have the best image in international football events though do they? They are reputed to be the worst football fans in the world because of the select few thousand who canot handle sportsmanship. Although i think its unfair to ban 1 countries football colours, it would be sensible for land-lords of pubs to implement the ban if they wish to as it can envoke trouble whether you accept it or not.
I say, wait til England get knocked out by Germany or someone like that then you'll see the violence start.
Originally posted by Conspiracy Chicks fan !
I don't think this is targetted at football hooligans, but rather the thugs that jump on the bandwagon every two years, get completely wasted watching the games and then go on a rampage through their town or city centre when England get knocked out.
Originally posted by Acidtastic
This is a clever ploy to make people buy more replica england shirts. As anyone who is told to not buy an england shirt, who supports england, will want to now, go out and get one, to piss off the police and try get in the paper with a "they picked on me cos i wored an engerland shirt" style story.
*goes off to buy an engerland shirt *