World Cup tat-you either love it or hate it,but for a few short weeks people all across England can actually get away with being English in their own Country and not be arrested by the Scottish Raj for their trouble.
The overload of England stuff is an amusing sight for those of us who fight to keep it's image alive 365 days a year,and not just for sporting events.
Hypocrisy and money do go hand in hand though and examples of this abound right now,I have already posted with regards to ASDAS World Cup schizophrenia HERE,but on reading WENAPs comments about the axis of evil ie-TESCO AND SAINSBURYS,I decided to revisit my previous post to make my point,as the kids say "yo yo big up" my point with pictorial proof of the strange and often mysterious world of the marketing persons.
ASDA,like many retailers are selling World Cup clothing,but only in their English stores ,incase their Scottish employees all end up in counseling,due to them crying all the time about Scotland not being in the World Cup.
The ASDA footy clothing range can be found HERE,but within it's pages,like Bananaman,"an amazing transformation occurs",but unlike Eric becoming Bananaman,ASDA have somehow got Scotland,Wales and Republic of Ireland,in to the World Cup by the back door.
"HOW DID THEY DO IT"
Excellent question, and the answer is- CLOTHING
ASDA stock Scotland,Wales and Republic of Ireland World Cup clothing-WHY ?
Who can say as they didn't qualify,but it's there, and I can show you now.
and if that wasn't enough you get a second go below.
The Tesco butt F**king continues with the open admission that Tesco are one step away from being card carrying racists.
a fellow English Blogger Wonko has FULL CREDIT for this Post,I am merely reprinting it for your enjoyment.
Just had this oh so familiar reply from Tesco …
Thank you for your email.
We do not place the English flag on "English" produce because we have what we term generic core lines.
As Tesco view Scotland & Wales as "Regions" for the purposes of merchandising and to ensure we give the customers in these areas exactly what they expect and want (i.e. Welsh & Scottish people have loyalty to their own products), we like them to know that the products they are purchasing are from their own areas/countries hence the reason for the flag.
As I am sure customers can appreciate, it is more difficult to do this because of the sheer size and complexity of areas in England.
We did several years ago have the St. George Flag on produce, however from customer feedback the Union Jack flag was more recognised therefore we decided to use this.
Where a Union Jack flag is on the packaging we are now adding the County.
I hope this information has reassured you and goes some way towards clarifying our position.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting TES1979747X.
Tesco Customer Service
Sorry love, should have done some research yourself. I'm not your average punter griping about something and nor am I gulible enough to accept a shitty copy & pasted response and forget all about it.
Please don't insult me with this copy & pasted standard response. I haven't contact you on a whim to complain – I did my research and spoke to other people who feel the same way. I have also now seen this same email word for word four times.
If you value me as a customer as much as you claim to why do you insult my intelligence with this claptrap?
Funny how England isn't too big to market as a single entity when you peddle England supporters kits during big football events like the World Cup. I gather you also plan to mark St Georges Day in store – will that be on a regional basis or England as a whole? Your explanation is absolute tosh and you know it.
England is a single nation, the only regions of England are those imposed by politicians who haven't lived in the real world that they wouldn't know how much a pint of milk costs or who Tracey Barlow is shacking up with on Coronation Street if their lives depended on it. It looks like the directors of Tesco need to come down from their ivory towers and start asking real people what they want.
Scotland is a nation of 5 million people, the indigenous population comprising two distinct genetic groups. How do you market things differently to Highland and Lowland Scots? They aren't just form a different part of Scotland, they are genetically different from each other. Do you market the Shetland Islands in the same way as, say, Glasgow? Surely they want different things being at opposite ends of the country and being completely different (culturally and genetically) from each other?
You say you changed the English flag to the British flag for English produce a few years ago – wasn't England too big to market then? To my knowledge it hasn't gotten any bigger recently. In fact, what with erosion of the coastlines it's a bit smaller now than it was this time last year. Have you had a look around to see what flags people have on their car number plates, flying from their homes, hanging from their rear view mirrors? Have you watched a football or rugby match in the last few years? When was the last time you saw an English person waving a Union Flag?
Your email and your attitude are a disgrace. I was offended before but I am doubly so now. I have shopped at Tesco for years and recommended it to friends and family. Not any more. My clubcard will be in the post in the next few days and to be frank, you can shove it where the sun doesn't shine (and I don't mean Finland).
From now on I will put off as many people from shopping at Tesco as I possibly can. Asda and Somerfield are evidently capable of marketing England as a single entity as they seem to manage to put the English flag on English produce. I'll take my custom to a supermarket that acknowledges the existence of my country and doesn't treat their customers with contempt.
Please feel free to send your own email to Tesco quoting the same reference number that they gave me and let them know that their pathetic attempt to fob us off isn't going to work.
Wow what can I say he really gave it to that idiot Women.