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Scotland football fan shame as foul-mouthed, anti-English video sparks urgent police probe

During the 14-second clip, a group of men repeatedly sing: “If you hate the f**king English clap your hands”. It was filmed at the Ochilview Bar near Falkirk, Stirlingshire as Scotland marked their opening game with a 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic on Monday.

The majority of the people in the video are wearing Scottish football shirts, while social distancing appeared to go out of the window for others.

Bosses at the pub later blasted the fans’ behaviour as “unacceptable” and said they were “disappointed”.

And while police are “assessing” the footage, others have claimed that the culprits could have breached Scotland’s recently introduced Hate Crime Bill.

The controversial bill – which critics claim could make some private conversations illegal – passed through Holyrood in March.

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“There’s two-tier policing with Rangers fans (whom the SNP detest because they’re mainly pro-UK) condemned for gathering to celebrate their team’s victory just days after Scottish Nationalists applauded anti-UK government protests in Kenmure Street.

“The SNP selectively apply laws, allowing xenophobes free rein, and punishing their enemies.

“For all that the SNP condemn England for voting for Brexit and dragging Scotland out of Europe against its wishes, their nationalist supporters are more parochial and xenophobic than any Little Englander.

“Scottish Nationalists were filmed at the border in hazmat suits yelling f**k off and doing dubious salutes to English cars driving up, with the tacit support of Nicola Sturgeon, who took 48 hours to issue a half-hearted telling off.

“Can you imagine the outrage if English nationalists went to Dover and shouted abuse at people coming from Europe?”

Writing on Facebook, the bar’s owners said: “Yesterday’s behaviour from some (of) our customers was unacceptable!

“A video being posted on another social media platform of singing uncouth songs was not condoned! We are disappointed.

“We are a family run business and never have bad press but after yesterday’s behaviour we have been tarred with the wrong brush.

“As I am sure you remember being asked to stop and the bar was closed after the outburst, to which you were not happy with but after (being) explained to by staff the reason we thought you saw the wrong doing in your ways.

“As a business we do not condone hate speech/songs and we can only promise to ensure that this sort of behaviour will not happen again.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We are aware of the video which will be assessed by officers.”

The SNP has been contacted for comment.

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Ben Fogle blasted woke police for anti-English sentiment: 'It's ridiculous'

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The TV star visits Ullapool, Scotland, tonight in his Channel 5 series Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild. The 47-year-old starred on Countryfile, Cast Away 2000 and Animal Park before launching his own travel show. Fogle, who has often shone a light onto alternative lifestyles, once claimed Britons may flee the UK to live on a deserted “island” after Brexit.
He believed those who voted to leave the European Union might be more tempted because of the unique freedoms of living in an isolated spot.

Fogle listed being able to “make your own rules”, control “your own destiny” and be “your own boss” among the attractive points.

The presenter, who voted Remain in the 2016 EU Referendum, admitted he was concerned by how society had been “divided” by Brexit.

In 2019, he told The New European that Brexiteers may move to remote islands.

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Ben Fogle took a stance against ‘anti-English’ haters who told him to hide his ‘English pride’ (Image: GETTY / CHANNEL 5)

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Ben Fogle returns to TV screens with Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild on Channel 5 (Image: CHANNEL 5)

Fogle explained: “This idea that we can dictate and we can direct our own lives is becoming more appealing.”

Even as a Remainer, he admitted to being “tempted” by the idea of “heading off and living on an island”.

This followed Fogle’s claim that the public needed to become more patriotic after “breaking free from Europe”.

In 2017, he told The Sun: “It’s more important than ever to have a very strong identity that we should be proud of.”

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Ben Fogle was ‘corrected’ when on his ‘Englishness’ book by those who claimed he meant ‘Britishness’ (Image: Red Cross)

Fogle “strongly believed” that the nation could “weather the Brexit storm” because England had “always… batted way above our level”.

He urged Remainers calling for a second EU referendum to “stop whining” and let the Government “get on with it”. 

Fogle also penned English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather – a book he is said to have come under fire for from those who thought “English” was not a positive word. 

He claimed the woke police had shut him down on social media and in-person over it.

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Ben Fogle has spoken out about Brexit and claimed some Brits may move to deserted ‘islands’ (Image: GETTY)

Fogle said: “Whenever I… mentioned to people I was writing a book on Englishness, I was always corrected.

“They would say, ‘You mean Britishness?’”

When he stated that he was a “proud Englishman” online he felt it was “the most un-PC (politically correct)” he could have “ever been”.

Fogle continued: “It’s ridiculous because all it is, is writing a very simple book about Englishness.”

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He found it weird to be “slightly nervous” about attracting “criticism” for his patriotism and blamed that “squeamishness” on other UK nations.

Fogle called out the hypocrisy over “Scottish and Irish” people thinking it was inappropriate to celebrate Englishness.

He said: “It’s fascinating, especially… as they are so big on celebrating their own identity.”

Fogle felt it was “sad” that English people “were not allowed to celebrate” their “Englishness”.

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The star believed it was because the “St George’s Cross” and other English “words” had been “hijacked” by political campaigns.

Fogle added: “It’s something many of us feel squeamish about because… [they] have been hijacked by the BNP and other far-right parties.”

He noted that English pride was “often mistaken and muddled with xenophobia, anti-immigration and racism”.

The star believed the EU referendum results were partly because people were “fed up of being so PC for fear of their attitudes being misconstrued”.

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Ben Fogle thought English pride had been ‘hijacked by the BNP and the far right’ (Image: GETTY)

Around 52 percent of the UK voted for Brexit, of which 53.4 percent of that vote came from England.  

Fogle claimed “unions” – in reference to the EU – were not necessarily a good thing because they had the ability to “strip away some of your own identity”.

With Britain’s departure from the bloc imminent at the time of his remarks, he thought it was “more important than ever” to be “proud” of England.

Fogle called for “a proper celebration for St George’s Day” – which is on April 23 – to reinforce national pride.

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Ben Fogle has starred on Countryfile, Animal Park, Cast Away 2000 and many others TV shows (Image: CHANNEL 5)

He fumed about English people only being “allowed… one moment” to be patriotic and that was during football.

Fogle continued: “England becomes a united nation where we will happily fly the St George’s Cross.

“I would love to change the undertone of what it means – reclaiming the St George’s Cross would be my dream.”

Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild airs at 9pm tonight on Channel 5.