Scottish fans have been banned from one of the country’s most famous tourist hotspots ahead of their country’s showdown with England.
The London Dungeon has today announced a ban on entry for anyone wearing tartan, kilts and Scotland football kits in the run-up to the England v Scotland Euro 2020 match on Friday.
The blue and white army have been forbidden entry to the historical gore museum in retaliation to a ban of anyone wearing an England shirt by the Edinburgh Dungeon.
A spokesperson for The London Dungeon said: “If your surname starts with ‘Mc’ or you’re wearing more tartan than a bag full of bagpipes then it’s a one-way road back to Scotland for you on June 18th courtesy of the Dungeon’s Torturer.”
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They added: “In response to The Edinburgh Dungeon’s barring of Three Lions-wearing English sassenachs ahead of the big match on Friday 18 June, the world-famous attraction on London’s South Bank has launched a stunning counterattack in support of England’s bid to continue their victorious streak to top Group D.
“Whilst licking their wounds inflicted following a punishing defeat at the hands of Czech Republic on Monday, any Scottish fans who dare to try and gain entry while clad in the above-mentioned banned patriotic attire will be turned away by the London Dungeon’s resident torturer.”
Scots who have made the journey down to the UK capital for the Wembley fixture have also been barred from the renowned Boxparks in Croydon and Shoreditch over concerns of violence.
The venues, which became well known for exuberant pint-throwing celebrations when England scored in the 2018 World Cup, will not permit any fans wearing Scotland shirts citing “licensing conditions”.
A Boxpark spokesperson said: “As a football Fanpark destination, it is standard safety practice to sensibly separate opposing fans, and for most of these events, we operate under strict licensing restrictions whereby only allocated fans or ticket holders are permitted into the venue.
“Due to the nature of this event, we are following the same procedure to ensure all fans have a fantastic but safe experience at Boxpark in line with the safety management plans agreed with the local authorities.”
The fixture gained a new significance on Monday when Scotland lost to the Czech Republic in their opening match.
If they lose to England on Friday Scotland has to beat Croatia in their final fixture to be in with a slim chance of progressing from the group stages.