England shirts to be banned at World Cup pubs in UK

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London, Apr. 3 (ANI): England shirts could be banned at pubs screening live World Cup matches.

Killjoy British cops have urged landlords to bar anyone wearing a Three Lions top, as they want to avoid a repeat of the violence that has marred previous events, particularly if England lose, The Sun reports.

"We often hear of a loss of pride in Britain, now cops want to ban the England shirt. It's like saying anyone who wears one is a yob," said a fan.

The advice comes in a letter from the Metropolitan Police to pubs in Croydon, South London.

Among World Cup guidance, it suggests "dress code restrictions - example no football shirts".

It also urges using plastic glasses and door staff.

Pubs are not obliged to follow the advice, but it warns: "Police will not hesitate to use powers under the Licensing Act should we find you are not actively supporting the prevention of crime." (ANI)

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