Pub ‘bans’ Germans during England’s D-Day football match

A Bromley boozer has been condemned for posting an offensive Facebook post that declared ‘no Germans allowed’.

Greater Than Gatsby on Bromley High Street, posted a picture captioned ‘D-Day! Come support our boys! England vs Holland’ on its page, advertising the football game that took place on the same day as the 6 June D-Day landings.

The bar’s Facebook account went on to add a comment that read: ‘Sorry snowflakes. Come on Egland (sic). No Germans allowed.’

Jim Ryan, an England fan from Bromley, told News Shopper the comments were ‘a poor show.’

He said: ‘You could say it’s light-hearted, but the whole 48 hours has been about commemorating the day in an appropriate way.

‘A bar like that should be more responsible on a day like today.’

He went on to say that he would not be watching the match in the bar after seeing the Facebook post.

A number of Facebook users left comments on the post itself, criticising Greater Than Gatsby’s post.

One user wrote: ‘D-Day has and never will have anything to do with football.

‘The association is offensive.’

Another said: ‘Poor judgment. Poor taste.’

It is not the first time the bar has found itself to be at the centre of controversy.

Last year it posted a sign in its window that banned punters from wearing hoodies.