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Pub landlord won’t serve customers who aren’t wearing a poppy on Remembrance Day

FILE PHOTO - Pub landlord Sean Donnelly with the Millwall FC sign that did hang in the Three Lions pub in Bedminster, Bristol before it was given to London Terror attack victim Roy Larner.
Social media customers had been divided over the concept pub landlord Sean Donnelly has applied (Picture: David Hedges/SWNS)

A pub landlord has instructed his workers to not serve any punters on in the event that they’re not wearing a Royal British Legion poppy.

Sean Donnelly, proprietor of the Three Lions pub, mentioned anybody who exhibits up with out their pink poppy pin will both be turned away or suggested to put on one on Sunday.

But not all can be misplaced, as pins can be that can be purchased from the bar in Bedminster, , in a bid to donate to the charitable trigger.

Mr Donnelly is so obsessed with honouring veterans, he can be providing a free drink to any present or former member of the Armed Forces.

The pub is already a well-known patriotic venue, as final yr the entrance was remodeled into a large shimmering England flag forward of the World Cup.

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At the time, Mr Donnelly mentioned he wished to reclaim the image of the flag from its tarnished affiliation with racism on this nation.

Planted crosses during the official opening of the 2019 Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2019. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire
The landlord mentioned punters is not going to be served in the event that they’re not wearing a poppy (Picture: PA)

But many on social media referred to as it an act of advantage signalling, with Twitter customers saying it was ‘unnecessary’.

One wrote: ‘Having served 24 years I think this is completely unnecessary I’d quite folks adopted their very own conscience than had been cajoled after all of the defence of freedom is on the coronary heart of service.

‘Far better idea to give a free pint to anybody wearing a veteran’s badge.’

Another mentioned: ‘That is absolutely ridiculous. Wearing of the poppy is entirely up to the individual and should be voluntary.’

To which one other consumer replied: ‘And it’s as much as the pub in the event that they serve you in the event you’re not wearing one.

‘We need more if this, well done’.

Last yr, Mr Donnelly mentioned that they had to verify the poppies on sale had the 2018 date on, as some had dusted off poppies from earlier years to keep away from making a donation.

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