A 'peaceful' protest will be held tonight (September 23) outside a Morecambe pub after it was labelled 'racist' by Tyson fury for banning travellers from entering.
The 'Travellers Lives Matters' (TLM) rally will take place outside the Hurley Flyer before the Carabao Cup match between Morecambe FC and Newcastle United.
It has been planned by members of the local traveller community and comes after boxing star Fury shared recent footage on social media in which a doorman refuses entry to two traveller men.
LancsLive reported on Monday how one of the men, who is videoing the incident, can be heard asking why he and his father-in-law cannot come in for a drink at the Marston's-owned pub.
The doorman replies: "The brewery has been instructed by the local authority not to administer Travellers."
When the man asks 'have I been bad?" the doorman says: "I've never come across you myself."
He goes onto explain that there was an 'incident' prior to this which has resulted in the decision to ban all Travellers.
The footage caused an outcry on social media with the Gypsy King saying: "Racism in Lancaster 2020. How is this even possible in today’s society? Totally unacceptable behaviour. Racism at work."
Lancaster City Council said it is "categorically untrue" that they asked the pub chain to ban all travellers. Marston's also denied the claims saying that it has never asked for a ban on a 'social group'.
The protest will start at 7pm tonight with Morecambe FC's match against Newcastle United starting at 7.45pm.
Anybody wishing to attend is asked to wear a face mask and follow social distancing rules.
In a statement shared on social media, TLM said: "Due to the recent refusal of entry due to being travellers we are holding a peaceful protest rally Wednesday 23rd September outside the Hurley Flyer in Morecambe at 7:00pm.
"Everybody welcome, please show your support for the local travelling community & help us gain the respect ALL humans deserve.
"Please wear a face mask and keep to the social distancing rule when attending."
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