Scots see orange over Irn Bru soft drink ban at Donald Trump's golf resort

Irn Bru banned from Trump Turnberry as it "stains the carpets"

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GolfMagic
Thu, 10 May 2018

Scots see orange over Irn Bru soft drink ban at Donald Trump's golf resort

Irn Bru, a luminous orange soft drink that's more popular in Scotland than Coca Cola, has been banned from Donald Trump's Turnberry Resort because it stains the carpets!

The Irn Bru drink ban at Trump Turnberry, a sprawling estate on the west coast of Scotland with dramatic sea views, was confirmed to local newspaper the Ayrshire Post by the resort’s general manager Ralph Porciani.

“We can’t have it staining when to replace the ballroom carpet would be 500,000 pounds ($678,800) alone,” said Mr Porciani. “We have villas here with Irn Bru stains in the carpets which I can’t let.” 

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Underlining the seriousness of the issue, The Scotsman, a venerable national newspaper, ran an editorial column entitled “An unfortunate stain on Trump’s reputation”.

“The resort may have ballroom carpets to protect but surely the stain on Trump’s reputation from this ill-considered decision is much, much worse,” the newspaper wrote.

Social media users vented their discontent over the controversial policy, while others reacted by mocking Trump, likening Irn Bru’s orange tinge to the US President’s facial skin tone...