Plasterer who filmed racist rant against England’s Euro stars ‘banned from pub’

Pals of a man who filmed himself delivering a racist rant against Three Lions players said he is a "loudmouth" Covidiot who has never been to a football match in his life.

Plasterer Brad Pretty, 49, posted a Facebook video of himself abusing Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho after they missed their penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy at the Euros final.

Staring into the camera with a St George's Cross etched across his face, Pretty used a string of racist terms against the trio and said: "They f***** it for us."

Friends claim he was a drunk lout who brags about not wearing face masks who has now been banned from his local pub in Folkestone, Kent.

One local told the Mail Online: "Brad is a very opinionated man… when he's in safe company."

And while Pretty boasts about being a Liverpool fan and a "die hard" England supporter, "he's never been to a game in his life. If you showed him a photograph of Anfield, he wouldn't know what it was. And the same goes for England. He's never been to see them at Wembley, never mind abroad."

It was also reported that Pretty has been banned from his local pub in the wake of his outburst.

His landlord told The Sun: "I was shocked when I saw the video of Brad. He is usually okay and seems like a nice normal guy.

"We weren't impressed at all. He's obviously drunk and ruined his whole life with a one minute video.

"Usually he comes here alone about twice a week to meet a few friends. But we haven't seen him for more than a week.

"If he was to come back here, we would actually say to him to stay away for a little while because we do not stand for that at all."

Locals revealed that Pretty also openly boasts about not having the coronavirus vaccine, claiming that COVID is a conspiracy.

One said: "When he's not being a loudmouth, he's a COVID conspirator. He comes out with all kinds of nonsense and is proud about not having the vaccine or wearing masks.

"Pretty rants a lot against what he calls the politically correct brigade and says that they are trying to control us. He sees COVID as part of that."

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Pretty's company BK Plastering has been flooded with negative online reviews following his racist rant.

He lives with his partner and has one son and has spent most of his life in Folkstone.

Chief Superintendent Warren Franklin of Kent Police said: "On the afternoon of Tuesday 13 July 2021 Kent Police received a referral from the national policing lead for Euro 2020 relating to an offensive video that had been posted on social media.

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"Later that day officers attended an address in Folkestone and arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of a malicious communications offence. He was taken into custody pending further enquiries.

"Kent Police will continue to keep the national policing lead updated and will respond accordingly to any other similar incidents that may be reported to us."

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