A row broke out this week end following UKIP's strategically planned sponsorship of the Coca Cola championship league clash between Burnley and Gillingham, who were playing at home.
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), chief executive Gordon Taylor made comments ahead of the game, suggesting that UKIP's immigration policies were not compatible with football. UKIP leader Nigel Farage soon hit back threatening the PFA with legal action. He also went to lengths to expain that UKIP members are not racist but committed to equal opportunities.
It seems that Mr Farage has a very short memory. Everyone of course remembers Godfrey Bloom's infamous opinions on equal opportunities, which amount to "women not cleaning behind the fridge enough," and former UKIP MEP Robert Kilroy Silk's views on Moslems. Neither of which were forced to withdraw their comments at the time.
Back on the pitch Burnley lost 1-0 to Gillingham. Lets hope that this will be the only UKIP sponsored victory in the coming weeks!
Source: UKIP website