England football shirts could be banned at pubs screening live World Cup matches.
Killjoy British cops have urged landlords to bar anyone wearing a Three Lions top, as they want to avoid a repeat of the violence that has marred previous events, particularly if England lose, The Sun reports.
"We often hear of a loss of pride in Britain, now cops want to ban the England shirt. It''s like saying anyone who wears one is a yob," said a fan.
The advice comes in a letter from the Metropolitan Police to pubs in Croydon, South London.
Among World Cup guidance, it suggests "dress code restrictions - example no football shirts". It also urges using plastic glasses and door staff.
Pubs are not obliged to follow the advice, but it warns: "Police will not hesitate to use powers under the Licensing Act should we find you are not actively supporting the prevention of crime."