A welcome respite from the news drought occurred today, as the Union received a complaint from a Councillor in the Free Republic of Cornwall. Councillor Graham Hicks took offence at the banter on the RSM Hockey page on the ICU Website, which was directed at the Camborne School of Mines.
Hicks, who self-defines his ethnicity as Cornish, took issue with the following statement on the RSM Hockey website:
"The Royal School of Mines Hockey Club follows in a long line of RSM sporting prowess but most of all its about fun, drinking and beating the pulp out of little cornish inbreds who like to call themselves miners"
The RSM Hockey Club, not known for their diplomacy or manners, had included the statement as part of the ongoing offensive banter between themselves and Camborne, which culminates in the massive drinking session that is the Bottle Match.
Although accepting that the statement was intended as a bit of fun, the statement was interpreted as being directed at the Cornish people in general. ICU President Stephen Brown has requested that the banter be modified to specifically identify those from Camborne as "inbreds" and not those that self-define as Cornish.