Friday, April 12, 2013

Bar owner questioned by British police after writing 'offensive' comment about 1958 Munich air disaster on pub blackboard

A publican has slammed police after he was questioned on suspicion of committing a public order offence over a comment he wrote on his pub blackboard about the 1958 Munich air disaster.

Former magistrate Kevin Banks, 55, wrote 'Munich' in capitals before using the word as an acronym to spell out the message: 'Manchester United Never Intended Coming Home.'

The controversial comment was one of Mr Banks' regular 'thought for the week' comments he writes on the blackboard in the tap room to get punters talking.

But police were called in by customer who noticed the message alongside routine announcements written by Mr Banks including use of electronic cigarettes at his pub and prices of lager.

Today, Mr Banks accused officers of cracking down on free speech over the way they handled a complaint.

An officer went to speak to the father-of-six and gave him 'words of advice' before the landlord agreed to let him rub out the message. No further action will be taken against him.



Anonymous said...

Free speech? Does British law actually recognize free speech? Oh, perhaps what they mean is "approved" speech.

Anonymous said...

I guess they have no murders, robberies, or assaults to investigate there since police officers have nothing better to do than harass people for trivial nonsense.

Anonymous said...

All of their extreme PC nonsense will come to a screeching halt when the millions of radical Muslims they've invited into their country take full control, rather than the partial control they have now.

Political correctness doesn't do so well when it competes with a sharp sword.

Anonymous said...

Police (no doubt all over the world) look for easy "responses" to make themselves look busy and active, and avoid difficult stuff like actual crime (they've given up on pursuing average burglaries)!