I SAID I LIKE ROBIN­SON NOT ROBIN­SON! Time Team fan beaten up af­ter pub mis­un­der­stand­ing

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“I don’t blame Tony Robin­son. It’s not his fault he’s got a sim­i­lar name to a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure.”

Some jok­ers on Twit­ter posted pics of Baldrick along with the cap­tion “Free Tony Robin­son” while Tommy was be­hind bars ear­lier this year, but this is thought to NOT HIM, HIM: Tommy ( and Tony ( A MAN was beaten up by an­gry left- wing thugs who mis­heard him dis­cussing his ad­mi­ra­tion for telly star Tony Robin­son.

Lance Pre­ston, 34, was telling pals in a pub in Gtr Manch­ester that he was a huge fan of the ac­tor, who played Baldrick in Black­ad­der and who is also a prom­i­nent mem­ber of the Labour Party.

But ear­wig­ging lefties wrongly thought un­wed Lance was singing the praises of right- wing ac­tivist TOMMY Robin­son and pounced when he left the White Lion.

Time Team fa­natic Lance groaned last night: “They said to me ‘ Oh, so you’re a fan of Tommy Robin­son, are you?’ I had no idea what they were talk­ing about but then I twigged and said, ‘ No, I was talk­ing about Tony Robin­son… off Black­ad­der’.

“But they were hav­ing none of it and gave me a bit of a hid­ing. be the first time a mis­un­der­stand­ing has led to vi­o­lence.

Now cam­paign­ers say it points to a wor­ry­ing es­ca­la­tion in po­lit­i­cal ill- feel­ing in Bri­tain.

Mean­while, Tommy Robin­son, 35, stands to make more than £ 1m if he is al­lowed to travel to the U. S. for a speak­ing tour next month, an anti- fas­cist cam­paign group has claimed.

The ex- EDL leader – real name Stephen Yax­ley- Len­non – has been in­vited to speak in Wash­ing­ton by Congress mem­bers.

Tommy, who is on bail af­ter be­ing charged with con­tempt of court and who has pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, is wait­ing to see if the au­thor­i­ties will grant him a visa.

He has grow­ing sup­port in the U. S., where he’s been in­vited to speak by Yank think tank The Mid­dle East Fo­rum and the rightwing David Horowitz Free­dom Cen­ter.

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