‘Dicks Sporting’ has been ‘banned’ from UK pubs
Dicks Sporting has been banned from pubs in the UK because of its controversial mascot, the donkey.
The sports group’s mascot, a male donkey, has sparked controversy in the United Kingdom after being photographed on the front page of The Sun newspaper.
In a statement on Facebook, the group said: “The Dicks’ Sporting Club is committed to supporting our members and staff in their efforts to make the UK a better place to live and work.
We believe the best thing for our members is for us to be allowed to carry on with our sporting activities, and that we should be allowed access to pubs to meet the members of our club, and the public at large.”
The sports association added: The Dents Sporting Club does not support the use of the donkey for any commercial purposes, including in our pubs.
This decision will be enforced as a matter of strict public policy, and will be withdrawn when the Dents Sporting Club has been formally informed of the ban.
But the news comes as the British Olympic Association (BA) warned that the use and misuse of the animal in sport was causing distress to people in rural areas.
The BA’s Rural Sports Group has urged its members to avoid the use or misuse of animals in sport.
We encourage members to consider alternative sporting activities and venues when planning their travels and to avoid any use of animals, including horses.”