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My Pathetic Weblog, Rarely updated since 1995. :: Tommy
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 :: Everybody's Hatin'
THE designer label Burberry has accused a Scottish pub of discrimination after it banned anyone from wearing the check design.
The label has become associated with 'ned culture' and football violence which led the All Stars bar in Dundee to ban it.
Notices in the city centre bar inform customers that baseball caps are also banned, along with clothes made by Stone Island.
But last night a spokesman for Burberry said: "Any company would be concerned to hear of its customers being discriminated against."
In recent years Burberry has become associated with soccer hooliganism and a number of venues have introduced bans.
A woman was banned from The Filling Station in Aberdeen for carrying a Burberry umbrella and two Leicester pubs banned drinkers wearing several brands of designer gear.
All Stars barman Tarig Brady said he hoped the move would encourage families to use the bar. He said: "The new dress code has been put in place to improve the clientele. We see families come into the bar, see groups of boys dressed as casuals and then walk straight out. They're not even giving the pub a chance.
"People may be allowed inside if they cover up the Burberry or Stone Island clothing. The code will be judged on a case-by-case basis."
Parvaze Ishaq, owner of Limbo Clothes, which sells Stone Island clothing, said it was unfair for the pub to assume people wearing the brand were hooligans. "The vast majority who buy Stone Island clothes are not thugs or hooligans," he said. "They are just everyday blokes who like to wear expensive clothes."
Read carefully, this one story encapulates all of British modern life. I'd spell it out, but it's more fun if you do it yourself.
Paulo Wanchope, recently transfered to Malaga, has discovered it's more fun to do it himself. After becoming the target for racial abuse by Malaga's own nitwit fans (who are lucky to have him), he walked up to the stands and gave the guy shouting things at him with a megaphone a good kicking.
You're welcome around our way anytime, Paulo.
Object of desire: The Pantone Color Organizer
So you can say: "no, the printout will look exactly like THIS."
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