This is normally the point at which we'd decry the falling standards in journalism, but complaining that The Sun doesn't have any journalistic standards is like complaining that the desert doesn't have polar bears.
The subsequent outrage -- again, over a tweet from a parody account -- was so great that one outlet even sent a reporter to their local branch of Wetherspoons wearing an England shirt to investigate whether a surly barmaid would try to beat him to death. You know, the sort of hard-hitting investigative journalism that Woodward and Bernstein used to do. We don't want to spoil the outcome, but no, they didn't kick him out, and if we didn't know any better, we'd suggest that this was an excuse to drink whilst at work.
Wetherspoons was so besieged by angry complaints that they later announced that they'd dropped the ban on shirts ... a ban which, oh god, never existed in the first place. We're not sure what the ultimate moral of this tale is, but we can probably all agree that the world is an irrevocably stupider place because of it.
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