Unabashed Heterophobe (paulnolan) wrote in ontd_political,
Unabashed Heterophobe

Fake police asks people to take off England shirts

Remember the slew of stories claiming that the police were banning people from wearing England tops? I debunked that here, as others have repeatedly.

Now, the Worksop Guardian reports (via @JonnElledge):

A BOGUS police officer is operating in and around Worksop telling people to remove their England shirts and take down their flags.
A probe was launched after the Guardian revealed that a woman in the town had been asked to take down her England flags by what she thought was a genuine police officer.

It has now emerged that someone is posing as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and was in Clumber Park last weekend asking people to remove their England shirts.

Chief Superintendent Dave Wakelin said: “I am aware of last week’s publicity regarding the story that one of my staff members advised a local Worksop resident to remove her flag from her balcony as it was upsetting foreign residents.”

We are now absolutely certain that these were not bona-fide members of Notts Police, and this, linked to reports that over the weekend similar incidents occurred with people in Clumber Park being told remove their England shirts, leads me to believe that there is someone in our local community intending to cause unease.”

You know, it might make sense to do that if you were a Daily Mail or Daily Express journalist… but I’m sure they’d never do that.

Source: Liberal Conspiracy
(it's a couple of days old, but I haven't been checking my usual news sources as much recently - got a bit distracted with all the flotilla wank)
Tags: police, sports, uk, wtf

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