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Huw Edwards told to take off Covid mask – because it had a Welsh dragon on it

13 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
Huw Edwards picture by Brian Minkoff-London Pixels (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Huw Edwards has said that he was asked to take off his mask by an “angry man” on the tube – because it had a red dragon on it.

The Welsh broadcaster said that he would continue to wear his mask, after Boris Johnson announced that face masks will only be “encouraged” in England from Monday.

Mark Drakeford is due to make a statement tomorrow setting out further details on the new alert level zero for Wales, including wtherer masks will be mandatory in other settings.

Huw Edwards posted on social media: “Angry man on tube demands I take off mask. Turns out he was offended by the Welsh theme…

“Anyway. I’m still going to wear a mask on public transport and indoor spaces — to protect others and show respect for NHS staff. Diolch.”

The Welsh Government have said that “active further consideration” is being given to whether masks will still be required by law in other settings, like retail.

Speaking in plenary today, the First Minister said that a decision on face masks would be made tomorrow and that the added that the danger of long-Covid was one reason why they were being more cautious than England in lifting restrictions.

“It’s one of our reasons for hesitation in the current circumstances because while the link between falling ill and hospitalisation has undoubtedly been amended by vaccination, large numbers of people falling ill in the community is not to be dismissed as though that wasn’t a matter of continuing concern,” he said.

“Because the more people who fall ill in the community, the greater the risk there will be that some of those people too will then suffer not just a temporary or minor illness, but an illness that will live with them for weeks and months beyond.”

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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

Be strong and of good courage Mr Drakeford you have a nation to protect!

You take care Huw there are some nutters out there…

Last edited 3 months ago by Mab Meirion
Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
3 months ago

Yes Huw – take off that ‘Red Dragon’ mask …. And put on a ‘Yes Cymru’ mask ! That’ll really infuriate them !!

Chris
Chris
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

An EU one would also go down well. Or maybe a BLM ONE, Italian one or rainbow one?

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

I’ve just come back from London this evening and I wish I’d had a dragon mask (I have got an EU one). I was using my spectacular doves of hope mask available from The Radical Tea Towel Company, they do cool Aneurin Bevan, Rebecca Riots, Merthyr Rising and Owain Glyndwr tea towels etc. I just bought a couple of YesCymru masks Steve.

Anybody spot I was wearing it upside down?

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Last edited 3 months ago by Nick Randall-Smith
Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

Diolch am hwn, anrheg nadolig wraig

CapM
CapM
3 months ago

Anyone else see a flock of bats!

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
3 months ago
Reply to  CapM

Now that you mention it…

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  CapM

I see whale tails!!!! So you could see it is a mask covered in Whales!

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
3 months ago

I don’t wish to brag, but I have, not one, but two — Yes, two! — dragon masks.

I have to admit that the doves of hope mask is very fetching.

Nick Randall-Smith
Nick Randall-Smith
3 months ago
Reply to  Wrexhamian

I’ve ordered a couple of YesCymru masks!

👍😃🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

hdavies15
hdavies15
3 months ago

“Angry man on the tube” – England’s answer to “natives speaking Welsh in the pub” . More one hears the more pathetic they appear. Give them time and they will incinerate themselves with all the heat their hatred generates.

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

The jerk on the tube displayed the same attitude as the middle aged men in England shirts rioting outside Wembley. Just imagine the screeching BBC if Wales fans had injured police officers.

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
3 months ago

Where did you get the mask, Huw? I want to buy it!

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
3 months ago
Reply to  Mick Tems

But he’s been wearing it!

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

That’s a hell of a look you’ve got there Huw…

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
3 months ago

Hopefully the ‘angry man on the tube’ is not the new version of ‘the man on the Clapham omnibus’. I can just imagine Boris saying to the cabinet ‘What would the angry man on the tube think of this?’.

Last edited 3 months ago by Huw Davies

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