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Fans told to remove ‘Yes’ badges at Glasgow Green

Pro-independence fans were told to remove their Yes badges. Picture: Contributed

Pro-independence fans were told to remove their Yes badges. Picture: Contributed

COMMONWEALTH Games fans attending Glasgow Green have hit out at officials who told them to remove their Yes badges.

Spectators revealed they were told to take off the button badges at the gates by security guards who told them they ‘represent a protest’.

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Some people were reportedly told they could wear the badges if they were hidden from view.

One of the Glasgow 2014 venue rules states that no flags are permitted within a venue, or the vicinity of the venue if they are associated with causes, organisations or affiliations.

Glasgow resident Neil Patton told the Evening Times: “My Yes badge is not offensive, it is not a protest - it simply represents my personal view.”

A spokesman for the Yes Scotland group said: “Organisers quite rightly want to keep politics out of the Games.”

The news comes barely 24 hours after a pro-independence spectator was ejected from Tollcross swimming centre for holding up a Saltire with a Yes slogan on it.

 

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