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Posted on 06/09/2002 9:20:36 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
Welsh pub offering free drinks for goals against England
A Welsh pub has been criticised for handing out free drinks whenever England concede a World Cup goal.
The Strand in Swansea gave away 50 shots of spirits when Sweden equalised, and the offer will be on again for the Argentina match.
Ray Singh, former Racial Equality Commissioner for Wales, says it's wrong to encourage people not to support England.
Mr Singh told the Western Mail: "It brings about divisions between the Welsh and the English."
Landlady Julie Jones says English customers accept the free drinks and see the offer as friendly banter.
She said: "They see it as a bit of fun not racism or anti-Englishness. In the pub we all have a laugh about it."
Mr Singh says Welsh people should be extending a friendly hand to England, to help them win the World Cup
It's still a funny story though. I'm waiting for a local pub here offering free drinks for goals against the Red Wings.
It's like the Irish watching the World Cup, only one thing is better than Ireland winning a game...England losing one! *L*