12 Oct 2015

Police called to meeting of beard fans in Sweden after passer-by confuses them with Isis terrorists

Terror police in Sweden have been called to reports of a group of bearded men in dark clothes raising a black flag above a remote castle.
But instead of Isis militants, officers responding to the scene stumbled across a meeting of an international organisation of beard aficionados.
The Swedish chapter of the “Bearded Villains” met on Saturday for a photo shoot at the ruined castle of Braehus, with members excited to be pictured with the organisation’s black-and-white flag.
And while the group might have looked menacing from a distance, when they got closer police found around 30 young men hugging and laughing dressed in formal clothes, not militant garb.
bearded-villains-andreas.jpg
Member Andreas Fransson pictured swinging the Bearded Villains flag (Marcus Eriksson)
andreas-fransson.jpg
Bearded Villains member Andreas Fransson pictured with the group's flag
bearded-villains.jpg
A meeting of the Swedish chapter of the Bearded Villains, which was confused for an Isis terror cell
Andreas Fransson, a Bearded Villains member and founder of Ratemybeard.se, wrote on Facebook later that the run-in with officers was “not what we set out for”.
Speaking to The Independent, he explained that it was the Swedish group’s turn to look after the organisation’s crossed-swords flag, and a special effort had been made to organise a photoshoot with it.

0 comments:

Post a Comment