Grand National: Aintree bans photos of ‘typical’ Liverpool women
News is that Aintree racecourse wants to ban photographs of women in ‘inappropriate’ poses. Aintree racecourse supremo John Baker tells the Liverpool Echo:
“We want to overwhelm the negativity, to push the positivity to the front. Our event is full of character, it’s fun, and that’s generated by the personality of the Liverpool people.”
He wants more photos of Liverpool women in their traditional demure poses, such as embroidering cushions, fox-trotting and eating cucumber sandwiches (or ‘cucumber sarnies’ as the locals call them).
He adds that Aintree has a responsibility to its customers “to project the correct image”. There follows a thinly veiled threat that photographers who focus on the ladies will not gain access to the event.
So. How do the papers cover this news that racy photos of female racegoers will be banned?
The Daily Mirror:
How’s that ban getting along, then?
A full range of images of the Ladies of Aintree can be found here.