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Soldiers who were pallbearers at a corporal's funeral say they were "absolutely disgusted" at being turned away from a Coventry pub on Monday.
Cpl David Allison, of The Royal Welsh, said the men had wanted tea or coffee to "calm our nerves" during rehearsals for Cpl Michael Thacker's funeral.
More than 50,000 people have backed a Facebook campaign calling for Browns Independent Bar to be boycotted.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
reply to post by DeyTookErJeobs
That is the policy of the bar, its their private premises and they can decide who is allowed in and the dress code. The owner has apoligised since, claiming he was unaware of the funeral, what else do you want?
Yes there are policies in place where people in uniform are sometimes not served, but it doesn't change the fact that tens of thousands of people are very upset about it, these men risk their lives everyday and should be treated with more respect, which is why people are quite angry about it.
Originally posted by phroziac
Im appaled that anyone on ats is defending the bars action.
Yes, its also their right to not serve black people.
Originally posted by DeyTookErJeobs
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
Not mis-guided at all. Having family in the armed forces I have huge respect for them and they are my role models, I have learnt so much from them and will try to follow in their footsteps, sorry if you can't understand that I grew up with it.