Daily Star - - News - By JERRY LAWTON jerry.lawton@dai­


A MAR­KET trader was banned from sell­ing “of­fen­sive” Knights Tem­plar mugs in case they up­set Mus­lims.

Tina Gayle was or­dered to re­move the £6 cups from her stall. Some­one moaned to the coun­cil they were of­fen­sive be­cause the knights killed Is­lamists in The Cru­sades more than 700 years ago. When she re­fused to re­move the mugs, the mum-of-five was banned from Lough­bor­ough mar­ket, Le­ics. Tina, 57, said: “It’s ab­so­lutely, com­pletely bonkers. The Knights Tem­plar were fight­ing monks used to pro­tect busi­ness­men trav­el­ling across the Holy Lands. “Who­ever made the com­plaint needs to study the his­tory books.” Charn­wood Bor­ough Coun­cil said Tina had “dis­played se­ri­ous mis­con­duct” which in­cludes sell­ing items which could be of­fen­sive. He said: “It’s not for us to com­ment as to why the mugs were of­fen­sive to the com­plainant.”

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