Landlord in border town booed by Welsh drinkers as hes exposed as England fan

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    A pub landlord was shamed for showing his support for England – and the location of his boozer makes his love of the Three Lions complicated.

    John Turner, 58, runs The Dolphin Inn in Llanymynech, a village divided by the border between Wales and England and where fans of both football teams will be eagerly watching tonight's game, hoping their team manages to bag the win.

    The Dolphin Inn sits on the Powys side of town and John is expecting the pub to be full of Wales fans, despite supporting the Three Lions himself.

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    Meanwhile, on the Shropshire side of the village, England devotees are expected to flood local drinking establishments to watch tonight's (Nov 29) game at 7pm.

    While residents of Llanymynech agree the stand-off will be friendly, and many even say they'll be happy regardless of the result, John was met with boos when he appeared to be wearing a Wales jumper but lifted it to reveal an England top.

    "It would be a fantastic result for Wales to go through wouldn't it, but being an east London boy – even though I'm running a pub in Wales – I must admit my allegiance is always going to have to be for England," John said during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

    He had previously confessed: "I might be the landlord of the village's Welsh pub but I'm still supporting England. It's not tribal."

    Although revellers at his pub appeared unsupportive of his choice of outfit, it seemed the jeering was all in good jest.

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    He also said he would gladly welcome the pub landlord from across the border for a pint after the historic game.

    And just across the A483 in Shropshire, fellow landlord Jason Farr said he thinks 90% of customers at the Cross Keys will be supporting England.

    "It's all good banter," one punter said. "We all have good craic and watch it together."

    When asked if he would go for a drink with John if Wales were to beat England, Jason said: "I'm sure if they won, I'd have my tail between my legs and I'd walk over there, shake his hand and I'd have a drink with him I'm sure."

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    He had previously said that rugby tends to draw in a more mixed crowd than football.

    "I think some Welsh fans will perhaps stay at home," he added.

    This is the first time in 64 years that Wales has qualified for the World Cup, and to qualify for the famous Last 16 in the tournament, the team will have to beat England by a whopping four goals or more.


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