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College field trip to Millwall studies ‘working class culture and habits’

by | 12th, December 2014

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A college has been branded ‘offensive’ for arranging a trip to a Millwall  football  match so that students can observe ‘working class culture’.

Varndean College in Brighton says the trip will give students the chance to learn about ‘working class culture and habits’, ‘issues around sexuality, race and ethnicity’ and ‘women challenging gender norms’.

A poster displayed at the sixth form college also urges students to enjoy pies and Bovril and ‘even talk to fans’ at Brighton and Hove Albion’s American Express Community Stadium.

It also features a newspaper article about a former Millwall football hooligan.

TalkSPORT newsreader Robyn Schönhofer tweeted: “The words ‘offensive’ and ‘stereotyping’ spring to mind.”

Jon Hatchman added: “Varndean College using stereotypes against ‘working class’ Millwall fans as a sociology experiment. Really not cool.”

Pete Bailey, Head of Sociology at the college, defended the trip, claiming that the Millwall game was the only evening match

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