PATRIOTIC squaddie Craig Briggs has been barred from joining the police — because he’s got an ENGLAND tattoo on his arm.I'm disgusted too, though I can't say I'm shocked. Though this was in England, I can just imagine it happening in the U.S., with people being offended by the word AMERICA. It's like the whole world has gone off its meds -- practicing extreme acts of intolerance, and justifying them in the name of tolerance. Sometimes I'm glad I'm going to die soon, so I won't have to witness what's to come.
The Iraq veteran, 22, had wanted to be a cop since childhood and was advised to join the Army to get experience first.
But when he applied he was told: “Unfortunately, some people feel intimidated by the word England.”
Last night Craig, who has just completed 4½ years with the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, said: “I am shocked and disgusted.
"I don’t understand how it can cause offence. It is our country, after all.”
[Via The Corner]