The management of the Bear’s Head pub in Windsor Road, Penarth is reported to have ejected two female customers who allegedly made a “racist remark” about a footballer during the England v Wales Euro 2016 match
The women are said to have been watching the game on tv inside the pub – a Wetherspoon house – when one of them was allegedly overheard making a comment on England player Daniel Sturridge (who scored his side’s winning goal) by saying “not only did they win but he was a n****r”.
Apparently an argument followed and subsequently a total of four women were asked to leave the premises. A Bear’s Head manager is quoted by WalesonLine as saying “There were two groups of customers, both two women. One group made a racist comment and the other took offence and started to get wound up about it. Both parties were removed from the building because the company does not tolerate that behaviour. We do not tolerate racist remarks and we do not tolerate aggression.”
The manager said that two of the women who were removed first were the ones who had objected to the remarks – as they were also allegedly aggressive towards other customers . The other pair – one of whom is claimed to have uttered the words complained of – were then “removed immediately afterwards.”
It’s not known whether there will be any legal consequences.