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Caller kicked out of pub for wearing an Akubra style hat

Listener Graham has called The Ben Fordham Show after reportedly being kicked out of a pub for wearing a hat.

The 69-year-old was wearing his Akubra style hat at Umina’s Ocean Beach Hotel when the bar staff refused to serve him unless he took off his hat.

He tells Ben Fordham he has never been kicked out of a pub before.

“I cannot walk in there with my hat, but I’ve been going into that pub since 1968.

“The next in charge said that they’d been given a directive from the local area command that headwear is not to be worn in the pub.”

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Craig Laundy is the landlord of the pub and has told Ben Fordham hats can obscure the view of CCTV cameras.

“Police sometimes can be as bold to say ‘we want you to have this policy so if we have any dramas, we can actually identify who it is who has been the cause of the drama’.”

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