Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:36:21 PM
Kikij, I have been stationed in the U.K. several times in my 20 years in the military. And I can say from my experience that the majority of Brits consider themselves more refined than Americans. I have been treated like CRAP in restaurants and pubs as soon as I opened my mouth and an American accent came out. It got to the point where if I was out of uniform and someone asked where I was from, I would tell them I was from Toronto so they would at least treat me like an equal. While I did meet many Brits who became friends and were always kind to me, I met just as many with bad attitudes who looked down on me not because they knew anything about me, but because of my accent... Like Eastenders have any business looking down on ANYONE.
There, I said it.
And kikij, judging from the way your football fans behave not just at home, but when attending matches in other countries... well... I think we've all seen British Football hooligans... I mean fans in action.