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England Fan Threatened After Plastering Home With St George's Cross Flags

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England Fan Threatened After Plastering Home With St George's Cross Flags

A dad has been threatened after plastering his house with St George's cross flags for the Euros.

The unnamed man, from West Bromwich, said he just wanted to show his support for the England team during the competition and so covered his home in 23 flags.

However, it hasn't gone down well with some.

And it has now been revealed that someone threatened to smash his windows through as a result of the gesture.

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Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, the man said: "I didn't do it to offend anyone - I just wanted to make people smile."

Since receiving the backlash, people in the community have rallied around him to show their support.

A man has been threatened after covering his home in St George flags. Credit: Nicola Richards
A man has been threatened after covering his home in St George flags. Credit: Nicola Richards

Local MP Nicola Richards shared a photo of the man's house to her Twitter account.

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And in a later post, she hit out that those who had criticised him, writing: "Nothing wrong with being a patriot, backing our team and great nation."

Local residents also voiced their support for the football fan.

Writing on Facebook, one person said: "I remember my mom had a tiny little flag on a stick on her balcony years ago and was told to take it down. So she stuck three more up."

Another asked: "I really don't understand what the problem is with our flag? Everyone around the world flies their own flag during tournaments but when we do it it's wrong?"

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While a third commented: "Surely he can do what he likes on his own house. Good on you our country embrace it."

But if some thought this was too much, wait until they see what residents on an estate in London have done.

The Kirby estate in London. Credit: Supplied
The Kirby estate in London. Credit: Supplied

Chris Dowse and friends Geraldine, 55, and Alan, 52, live on the Kirby estate in Bermondsey, and recently joined forces to cover their entire estate in St George's cross flags to support Gareth Southgate and the boys this summer.

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For almost a decade they have been getting creative, adorning the flats at some point or another - getting bigger and better every year.

Speaking to LADbible, Chris said: "It started back in 2012 when a few flags were put up when England were in the Euros. But it was only a few and it just didn't look right, so we added a few more."

He added: "It's not just St George flags, we have other nationalities too. We have always said that if your country is part of the tournament, get the flag and we'll gladly put it up for them as well.

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"This year we have French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German and Scottish going up at some point."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Birmingham, Football, Euro 2020, London

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