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Taking Offence

by | 2nd, April 2004

‘SHEFFIELD Wednesday Football Club has cancelled an appearance by veteran comedian Bernard Manning after several fans had complained that his act was offensive.

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This news comes courtesy of the Express, which also reveals that, while doing his National Service, Manning was at Spandau prison, guarding top Nazi war criminals like Rudolf Hess and Albert Speer.

Manning likes to tell audiences of how his own father died in a concentration camp (falling out of a machine-gun tower) and many of his ‘blue stories’ concern the dark days of the Third Reich and his hatred of the Germans.

But he was never allowed to talk to the prisoners.

No doubt there were fears that they would find him offensive.’

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