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Woman Refused Entry To Bar For Wearing England Top

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Woman Refused Entry To Bar For Wearing England Top

A woman claims she was refused entry into a number of bars - because she was wearing an England shirt.

Hayley Mortimer, a BBC Politics reporter, was trying to enjoy last night's Euro 2020 match between England and Ukraine but it seems some bars in Manchester weren't overjoyed with her patriotism.

Hayley Mortimer. Credit: Twitter/@HayleyMortimer
Hayley Mortimer. Credit: Twitter/@HayleyMortimer

Taking to Twitter, Hayley wrote: "Nah I can't believe no one is letting me into any bars in Manchester because I'm wearing an England top.

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"Fuming, where's the pride?"

Hitting back at Hayley, one person commented: "It is called dress code. If your clothes don't meet their requests, they are within their rights to refuse you entry.

"End of the day, it is private property, with public access, that you are trying to enter, but they can remove your permission to enter at anytime."

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Another person sarcastically added: "Well to be fair they've had an excellent revenue stream for the last 18 months so they can afford to be selective!"

A third said: "Totally agree with you we were the same when our hometown Barrow AFC were promoted to league 2... bet they will change their tune when we WIN THE EUORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY!!!! England!!!!!!"

Another recalled a similar incident that took place nearly 20 years ago, saying: "Happened to me in good old Gloucester way back in 2002, New Inn on the day England beat Argentina with the Beckham penalty. 'Sorry lads, no football shirts'...."

Fans celebrating the quarterfinal win in Manchester. Credit: PA
Fans celebrating the quarterfinal win in Manchester. Credit: PA
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Last night's game saw England cruise through to the semi-finals after beating Ukraine 4-0 in Rome.

Playing away from home for the first time in the tournament, England ensured that they would return to Wembley for their next game against Denmark.

Despite the win, Jordan Henderson was quick to stress that England 'haven't achieved anything yet' after reaching a first European Championship semi-final since 1996.

The Three Lions vice-captain said: "It was a fantastic performance from start to finish. I thought the lads were outstanding.

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"Overall a great night, but we haven't achieved anything yet.

"We need to quickly turn the focus, use tonight - we can still use it in a positive way tonight - but turn the focus to Denmark on Wednesday night.

"We've got momentum, we're feeling confident, but at the same time we've got to give Denmark full respect because we know they are a fantastic team.

"We've played them not long ago and we know how difficult that will be."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, England, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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