Batty wrote:Or being racist against the English.
For whatever reason, some people are aware and guard against racism against most countries, but feel it's OK to attack the English.
Can you give an example or two of people being racist towards the English? Give me a minute though, 'cos I need to wipe Guinness off my computer screen after I burst out laughing at your comment
Robert Gordon University sociologist, Chris Thorpe, who is originally from Kent but has lived in Aberdeen for 25 years, has reported in the Press and Journal: “One would expect anti-English sentiment to be behind the increase in incidents against white British people. I have been on the receiving end of anti-English comments, but it is always written off as ‘Auld Enemy’ banter. But it often does not feel like banter if you are on the receiving end.”
As reported in the same article by Ryan Crighton, music retailer HMV is now stocking “ABE – Anyone But England” shirts.
During the world cup, police launched an investigation at the Slanj of Scotland branch in Aberdeen after a complaint was made about similar T-shirts. Slanj’s assistant manager, Jamie Wilkinson, 23, insisted the slogan was nothing more than “harmless football banter”.
But referring to the “ABE” T-shirts, Mr Thorpe said: “This shirt is nothing less than a poorly-veiled attempt to cash in on anti-English sentiment among Scots.
“If the shirt had emblazoned across it ‘Anyone but Africa’ would it be acceptable? I think not. If it had ‘Anyone but Catholics’ would it be acceptable? Again, I think not.”
Or of the Scots in Dundee burning the English flag after our draw with the USA?
Or of the Welsh footballers being told NOT to sing the National Anthem during the Olympics?
The makers of Country life English Butter, had to change the advertising and marketing, to declare that it is 'British butter', because the Scots objected to English butter being sold in Scotland.
How often has 'anyone but England' been repeated on this site?
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