Paddy Power sets up a 'Bagpipe Friendly Zone' in Gloucester

SCOTLAND rugby fans have beaten the bagpipe ban ahead of today’s opening World Cup match against shock outfit Japan.
Organisers of the event in England have banned the pipes from stadia for the duration, but bookies Paddy Power have declared a Bagpipe Friendly Zone outside their city centre shop in Gloucester.
It comes after Scotland fans were left furious when party-pooper World Cup chiefs banned the pipes from all stadiums across the tournament.
The pipes are used for the national anthem at Murrayfield for Six nations and are regularly heard when the national teams plays across the world.
A queue of tartan-laden fans were spotted outside the Southgate Street shop enjoying a bagpipe-blowout without the risk of facing the long arm of the law.
One happy fan said: “We were a wee bit disappointed when we heard about the ban as bagpipes were our secret weapon against mighty Japan – we’re dead chuffed we’ve got somewhere else to play.”
Paddy Power said: “It’s no surprise the Scots got their kilts in a twist as quite frankly the ban blows – don’t get me wrong it’s bloody noisy in the shop, but we’re just happy to have done our bit.
Via: The Daily Record

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