YOU DIRTY OLD MEN!

Pals banned from lo­cal boozer...for be­ing too

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By STIAN ALEXAN­DER

TWO old pals have been banned from their lo­cal un­til they ‘have a proper wash’ af­ter regulars com­plained to the pub land­lord about their SMELL. Al­bert War­ren and Ed­ward Bast­ing have met up ev­ery Mon­day in the Crown and An­chor pub in Brom­ley, south Lon­don, for years – but were banned last week.

The pair were told they had ‘per­sonal hy­giene is­sues’ and that a num­ber of reg­u­lar booz­ers had com­plained about their pong.

Re­tired park war­den, War­ren, 67, said he was ‘mor­ti­fied’ when the

Aberdeen land­lord ap­proached him to tell him that he and his pal whiffed.

He went on: “He prac­ti­cally said we stank. It’s a bit of a cheek and a bit of an in­sult. No­body had ever com­plained and we had never had any prob­lems be­fore.”

He said he was told the tangy two­some would be wel­come back in the wa­ter­ing hole when they had ‘sorted their per­sonal hy­giene is­sues out’. But War­ren said he had a shower ev­ery day – as did Bast­ing, a re­tired printer.

He said: “We are both clean and pre­sentable – I don’t re­ally see what the land­lord is moan­ing about, you think he’d be glad of the cus­tom.”

Bast­ing, 69, said:

“I find it an in­sult and defama­tion of char­ac­ter.

“I was shocked, it is not a nice thing to have hap­pen.”

Pub boss Tom Smith said: “We are not bar­ring them but they need to do some­thing about their per­sonal hy­giene.”

KICK­ING UP A STINK: War­ren

and Bast­ing

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