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