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Arsenal ban BBC show for depicting Gooners as criminal half-wits

by | 25th, September 2013

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ARSENAL Football Club banned BBC police drama By All Means from using the club’s official kit after taking umbrage with the show for portraying their fans as half-witted, inept criminals.

The programme, which aired on Sunday night, featured a scene wherein a bail-skipping Arsenal fan was tricked into being re-arrested after being invited for a tour of the Emirates by undercover police.

The Indy describe the scene in question…

He arrives at an office covered in stickers saying “Arsenal” and “Emirates”. He meets two undercover detectives, who are decked head-to-toe in the north London club’s famous red-and-white colours, like the suspect.

The suspect heads to the bus for his dream trip but is instead arrested by Brown’s Jack Quinn and told “You are under arrest for being an Arsenal fan…anything you do say will be ignored.

When Quinn is asked if the scam was ethical, he says they’re aren’t just crooks: “It’s worse than that, they’re Gooners.”

However, Arsenal suffered a massive sense of humour failure and banned the series’ producers, Red Planet Pictures, from using any official merchandise

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