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3 March 2016, 12:51
If you're foul-mouthed and live in Salford, you could be heading for a hefty fine, according to a new report.
Salford Council has launched a Public Space Protection Order in the posh Quays area, to curb anti-social behaviour.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the order says it will be a criminal offence if anyone is caught "using foul and abusive language," with anyone breaching the conditions facing an on-the-spot fine.
However, according to the website, the order also fails to say which words will be considered foul and abusive, but with football fans using the Quays as a way to and from Manchester United's ground in Old Trafford... it safe to say they might be saying any or all of them if matches don't go their way.
Unsurprisingly, people haven't taken kindly to the news since it was reported and have let Twitter know about it.
Wha!? Salford Council is attempting to outlaw swearing in Salford Quays? Fuck off!— Tony Naylor (@naylor_tony) March 3, 2016
The council's made swearing criminal around where I work in Salford. I'd better start saving for the fines now.https://t.co/b2lNtNiG5E— Neil McIntosh (@nmcintosh) March 3, 2016
Flippin' heck: “WTF? Council ban swearing in Salford Quays”https://t.co/IyCMEMVWg1— Robin Brown (@RobinBrown78) March 3, 2016
Manchester Council Has Banned Swearing in Public A right old xxxxing xxxx up of a situation in Salford Quays.— TechUpdate (@techupdate14) March 3, 2016
We suppose that means the likes of Liam Gallagher is best staying WELL away from the Quays then?
At least he's a City fan, though...