Originally Posted by superkingdave
The guy with the trumpet is getting a bit over the top over it imo. He wasn't allowed to take it in to the grounds this summer in England. (i think part of the reason for the ban on musical instruments over here is the proliferation of air horns last time Pakistan toured - though the official reason was safety)
Much better would be if they designated a certain area/stand where musical instruments were allowed.
I agree. It's been all over the meedja & it's being presented like an attempt to undermine our British way of life! QLD police gaffer said on Sky there's been a long standing ban on musical instruments & the trumpeter (by his own admission) actually was warned before being ejected. He said he'd been told it was no go in the morning session, had another crack in the afternoon so, IMHO, deserves what he got.
I'm pretty ambivalent (at best) to musical instruments at sports grounds anyway. Our England band who constantly played The Great Es-fugging-cape
at football matches were a national embarrassment.