Scottish Footballers killing Tern chicks

Has anybody come across a story of some Scottish footballers biting the heads off young terns? It sounds apocryphal to me and I can find no mention of it on this web-site, the BBC or even on Google.

Simon Tucker

  • In reply to doggie:

    Are you sure you haven't got crossed wires with this fairly recent social media joke?

    "Ex Bayern Munich midfielder Torsten Frings has been caught stealing seabirds for sausages. Looks like Frings has taken a tern for the wurst"

    I'm hoping that is the case and nobody is doing anything untoward to any birds.

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  • In reply to doggie:

    Sounds a bit far fetched. When is this supposed to have happened? There won't be any tern chicks around until June/July time.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks guys - and a great joke.  On a different thread in another galaxy far, far away some Canadian was accusing me of hypocrisy for being against the resumption of their seal cull "whilst Scottish footballers are biting the heads off tern chicks"

    Simon Tucker

  • In reply to Simon Tucker:

    Some Canadian, whoever they are, should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Sick joke. Not funny at all.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    I don't think this is funny either, and the whole thread should be deleted from the Forum, but I do not know how to contact any Mods to do that! 

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  • In reply to MaryGK:

    Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in responding to this but I was busy yesterday. I am happy to delete it if everyone is happy for it to be removed, I don't think any malice or intentional harm was meant to be caused from it but I can understand how some may be offended.

    I don't necessarily want to keep the thread going but could this possibly be in relation to this? - www.bbc.co.uk/.../uk-scotland-highlands-islands-25824667

  • In reply to Ben A:

    Seems quite likely this is the real basis of this story BA, much distorted in the retelling as often happens!  An extremely disgusting tradition though & obviously the people who indulge in this barbaric practice need to get themselves a useful life!!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Wendy, I can't agree with you enough.  I also agree with Ben in that Simon didn't start this thread with any malicious intent - clearly someone with a less than nice outlook decided to look for an excuse to have a go at him.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:

    Seems quite likely this is the real basis of this story BA, much distorted in the retelling as often happens!  An extremely disgusting tradition though & obviously the people who indulge in this barbaric practice need to get themselves a useful life!!

    Wendy I couldn't agree with you more, this is a barbaric tradition that needs to be stopped, the Scottish SPCA are trying hard to stop it and I hope one day they will succeed.   

    However I do not think this is a "great joke" at all!    Nothing remotely amusing about it.

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