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The UK Is Football Mecca

| OH, USA | Bigotry

(I am a server at a popular bar and restaurant in a college town in Ohio. On Sundays, we are allowed to wear jerseys of our favourite teams. The following occurs when I approach a table on Parents’ Weekend wearing a Manchester City jersey with the Etihad Airways kit.)

Me: “Good afternoon, welcome to [restaurant].”

Woman: “I can’t believe they allow you to wear that! That shirt is horribly offensive!”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Woman: “Etihad? What is that? Some ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ thing, no doubt. We live in a Christian nation, you know! We don’t need any of your type around here!”

Me: “Um, ma’am, I was raised Catholic. This is a soccer jersey from Manchester City, in the UK.”

Woman: “I can’t believe they’d let a terrorist serve us in a place like this! We’re leaving!” *storms out*