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A Scottish clothing company has been warned by police over t-shirts expressing the hope that 'Anyone but England' wins this summer's World Cup.

 

 

..Police have warned proprietors of the Slanj clothing store in Aberdeen that the garment could cause offence.

 

An impromptu visit from an officer raising concerns over the shirt's sentiments left staff at the shop "flabbergasted".

 

The visit was not in response to a complaint, and no action has been taken against the company.

 

However, Grampian Police claim that they would be neglecting their duty if the matter was

 

not addressed.

 

PC Kirk Hemmings said: "The primary role of any police force is to preserve the peace and we would be failing in our duty if we did not make people aware of the potential for disturbance such a window display could cause.

 

"The Grampian area, in common with the rest of the country, has recorded incidents relating to nationality and we have a responsibility to do our best to ensure that incidents of this nature are kept to a minimum.

 

Ross Lyle of Slanj said: "To be honest we're absolutely flabbergasted.

 

"We have been selling this T-shirt for the past three months and we've had a great response. Even the English people who come into the store think it's a laugh and just a bit of tongue-in-cheek football banter.

 

"We're certainly not being racist. We are the same race as the English. It's just daft to say it's offensive."

 

The slogan is believed to have originated from the phrase 'ABU', short for 'Anyone but United', referring to football fans who will support any team that is playing Premier League champions Manchester United.

 

The t-shirt is described on Slanj's website as "A light hearted dig at our English neighbours and their prospects in the forthcoming World Cup, not that we're bitter or anything, just because we didnae qualify!"

 

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What I don't get about the Scottish nationals is that they are like Hank Hill off King of the hill. They both have blind patrioism for their country, I.E. it's the greates thing in the world and everything that it does is the greatest thing, and that simple things like protesting and difference of opinions is a form of treason. These are often people who when they go on holiday it is to the caravan park 5 miles down the road.

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Guest Stephen927

I just wish Scotland were anywhere near as good as England, then I could have a t-shirt like that too, but slightly modified.

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I just wish Scotland were hosting a tournament. Then we might have a chance of qualifying, but even then I wouldn't put it past Scotland to miss out somehow,  :lol:

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:nods:

 

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:snod:

 

http://images.teamtalk.com/08/08/800x600/Joe-Cole-and-John-Terry-England_1129754.jpg

 

We'll have less of that son

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You're right, what the hell was I thinking? I was the happiest guy alive when Rocky chinned the Russian, now I have been reduced to this. If I can change though Mike.. you can change.

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I just wish Scotland were hosting a tournament. Then we might have a chance of qualifying, but even then I wouldn't put it past Scotland to miss out somehow, :lol:

 

Arn't they the back up if Ukraine and Poland fuck up with their stadiums and such for the next Euro's?

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I just wish Scotland were hosting a tournament. Then we might have a chance of qualifying, but even then I wouldn't put it past Scotland to miss out somehow,  :lol:

 

Arn't htey the back up if Ukraine and Poland fuck up with their stadiums and such for the next Euro's?

 

Ukraine and Poland have passed the inspections, they're not fucking up anymore. Sadly. I think it will be shit hosted there.

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I just wish Scotland were hosting a tournament. Then we might have a chance of qualifying, but even then I wouldn't put it past Scotland to miss out somehow,  :lol:

 

Arn't htey the back up if Ukraine and Poland fuck up with their stadiums and such for the next Euro's?

 

Ukraine and Poland have passed the inspections, they're not fucking up anymore. Sadly. I think it will be shit hosted there.

 

It's just an easy way for both nations to be granted a place in the finals to be honest, and I'm sure theirs still more inspections to be had further down the line. It would be much better going up to Edinburgh or Glasgow to watch a game, also am I right in thinking they asked SJP to be a host stadium if they did get the cock up card.

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