The World Cup hey, what a conundrum? Football = problematic. Football supporters = hm… Russia = yikes! So to show or not to show?
We’ve had a long think about this one and we understand the controversies. We certainly don’t want to become one of “those” pubs, but we also understand that there are some in our community who simply want to celebrate the sporting achievements of others in a friendly environment (not one of “those” pubs). So yes, we will tentatively be showing some World Cup matches. It will be on one screen in the back, sound low and we reserve the right to determine which matches will be shown and if playing them is affecting the overall ambience of the pub.
The first match will be between Russia and Saudi Arabia – yes, both countries with pretty appalling human rights records. So, we’ll show the opening ceremony and respectfully decline showing this one but keep checking our Facebook to see which matches we will be showing.
If there are any questions or issues, please don’t hesitate to raise them with management. This space belongs to all of us!