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Angry backlash after Irish pub in England refuses people wearing poppies

A protest was held outside the pub the following evening.

AN IRISH BAR in England is being heavily criticised after it allegedly refused customers who were wearing poppies on Saturday night, the day before Remembrance Sunday.

Bar 32 in Luton posted a message on its official Facebook page stating:

“Ha ha if I offended people tonight (good) for wearing the flower of (terrorist) these young (EDL) lads/kids have to learn grow up and where else you going to get a drink after 2am there still a few of us left in Luton from the wee North good luck Mo Chara’s please share.”

The post has since been deleted.

One man who was told to leave Bar 32 told CitiBlog Luton that he would never return to the pub again:

It was disgusting behaviour from the owner, to be told to remove my poppy or leave, I happily walked out and I’ll never be going back into that dump.

Now people are vowing to boycott the pub as a result of its action.

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Luton on Sunday also reported that police were called to the Irish pub after a protest was held outside the building on Sunday evening.

A detective confirmed that, “A police investigation is currently underway into both the dispute and the subsequent threats.”

Read: Ireland’s James McClean writes letter outlining his reasons for not wearing a poppy>

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