One supporter has gone viral this week after he gets threatened to quite an extend after covering majority of his house with England flags.
The dad covered his home, based in West Bromwich, in a total of 23 St George’s flags for this summer’s Euro 2020, and it’s said that he’s even had some onlookers travelling from the south coast to have a look at the display.
He did however say that his desire to back his team had led to an extraordinary and unnecessary backlash just for showing love for his country.
The 42-year-old, who has chosen not be named, said he had suffered online abuse and threats that his windows would be smashed.
“I didn’t do it to offend anyone – I just wanted to make people smile”, he told BlackCountryLive ahead of Friday’s huge England v Scotland clash at Wembley.
“I haven’t missed a single match since the Euros have started. I don’t drink so I don’t go to pub gardens, I just watch it from home with the family.
“Neighbours seem to love it and said well done but a few people said nasty things online and threatened to smash my windows.
“I’m not a hooligan, I’m just a friendly person, anyone from any nationality can come. The other day a bloke from Weymouth came to take pictures of the house.
“Whenever there is a tournament like the Euros or World Cup I’ll stick the flags up. It’s not expensive, just a couple of quid per flag.
“I like to see people smile, drivers have been beeping their horns and it makes people happy as they drive past.”
The Dad, a Manchester United fan, has been football mad ever since he was age 12. His array of flags cover every bit of brickwork and gate of the family home, as well as flag-themed car mirror accessories that have been hanging and flying across the house.
He added: “I had the flags so I thought I’d make use of them. I just wanted to make it look bright.
“If I could afford to I would love to put up bunting of all the flags from the countries taking part in the tournament. I just want people to be happy and smile.
“I don’t do it for attention, I don’t want to be popular, I just love football and want people to enjoy.
“My eldest son loves football too but the others say: ‘Dad, you’ve embarrassed me’. They won’t walk through the front door and use the backdoor to get into the house.”
Talking of flags, if you are driving about with an England car flag flapping about, then you might to check it’s size.
Police say that it has so be no more than a standard size of A4, any bigger and you got be stopped, warned and fined up for restricting other drivers’ vision. See more HERE.
As a supporter gets threatened after covering his house with England flags, Twitter used have since reacted…
— Tony (@50pfoot_) June 13, 2021
No this is just somebody proud to be English and supporting their country. Excellent work. Well done Nicola. Good to have an mp who gets behind this country
— Wilf McGregor (@McG71) June 13, 2021
@RossMcCaff: Need a few more flags i reckon.
@ShazaTukky: Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole street stuck 2 fingers up and all flew the flag with pride.
@AChutneyFerret: none of those flags have been ironed, very disrespectful 😡🤬🤬🏴🏴🏴
@jezkemp: Had no idea Keir Starmer lives in West Bromwich East
@amphitryoniades: These days, you can get arrested and thrown in jail if you do this. Be careful.
@ChrisKPH: 😡😡😡 WHY DOESN’T THE WHEELIE BIN HAVE A FLAG ON IT 😡😡😡
@VeganCyclist4: I see someone’s dad’s taking the divorce well
@popsicle_0_: Crikey, this is a little…….extreme
@PaulOrmond7: Your house do as you wish. In London all year round their are many flags of many different countries. Normally on housing estates 🙄👍🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴
@Luiseach: this is genuinely not normal
@BlueSpeccy: I’m scottish mate, fuck it whether you offend anyone or not. fly your flags proudly.
@jezwyke: There should be a law, requiring all flags that are presented outdoors to be of reasonable quality and hung correctly. Grubby, tatty, cheap flags like that look like a stray static spark would send the whole lot up.
@Truebritoffical: This man should be knighted as a true patriot
@frankiecrisp1: Hope nobody’s trying to sell a house in that road
@susiec510: His house. His choice.
@robjeffecology: The bin genuinely looks like it wants to get away but just can’t…
@drpaulitious: Luckily, I’m happy to just watch a competitive match and not mind who wins. But this is the kind of thing that makes me want to root for the other team. Whoever it is.
@SophGalustian: this house just told my dad to go back to his own country
@TamsellicsonIII: 100% that bin is full of Carling
@a_leesha1: If I lived opposite this house, I’d think that I’m about to become a victim of a hate crime lmao
@1983Jackhancock: Nothing on the chimney? Why do you hate England?
@_egghater: anyone know what flag this is
This is England, fly it with pride.https://t.co/6P6OqR8W0j
— Steve Laws (@Steve_Laws_) June 19, 2021