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‘We can see you watching porn!’: Luton Town football fans sing to Tory Neil Parish as they sail past the Houses of Parliament while cruising along the Thames on a party boat
- Luton Town fans on a hired boat mocked MPs over the Neil Parish porn scandal
- Sailing west on the Thames, the fans also booed the Houses of Parliament
- The fans were heading towards Fulham for a Monday evening Championship tie
- The show of dissatisfaction comes ahead ahead of Thursday’s local elections
A boat full of Luton Town supporters on their way to Fulham sang ‘we can see you watching porn’ when going past the Houses of Parliament in a reference to disgraced MP Neil Parish.
The group are understood to have privately hired the boat before chanting as they sailed past the Palace of Westminster.
In the first piece of footage filmed on the boat, fans can be seen passing Parliament as a few begin to chant and sing.
Luton Town fans who hired a river boat to travel to their game against Fulham chanted ‘we can see you watching porn’ as they sailed past the Palace of Westminster
Within seconds, most of the passengers on the boat join in the chant mocking Parliamentarians
The fans were referencing the outgoing Tory MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish, pictured, who admitted watching pornography in the House of Commons after he accidentally clicked on an inappropriate video while searching for tractors
After a few seconds, the majority of can be heard singing: ‘we can see you, we can see you watching porn!’ at Westminster.
The boat – which seems to be hired from Golden Sunrise party boat company – and was full of supporters making their way West down the Thames, presumably to disembark in Putney ahead of the 5.15pm fixture at Craven Cottage against Fulham.
In another angle – shot from the south bank of the Thames, the fans can also be seen booing the palace which has seen several high-profile scandals in recent weeks ahead of Thursday’s local elections.
The boat had reportedly been picked up from Blackfriars according to the family member of a fan on the vessel.
When approached for comment by MailOnline, a participant in the chanting replied only: ‘Up the Luton’.
The chant is a reference to Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton who admitted on Friday that he had watched adult content in the House of Commons chamber.
Parish announced he would resign on Saturday after the scandal which was part of a new wave of allegations about the behaviour of MPs after 2017’s ‘Pestminster’ scandal.
The 65-year-old select committee chair, who is a farmer by trade, said he first accidentally viewed the X-rated video after looking at tractors online.
He said in an interview with BBC South West that he recognised the ‘furore’ and ‘damage’ he was causing his family and his constituency in Devon before deciding ‘it just wasn’t worth carrying on’.
‘The situation was, funnily enough it was tractors I was looking at, so I did get into another website with sort of a very similar name and I watched it for a bit, which I shouldn’t have done,’ Mr Parish said.
‘My crime, my most biggest crime, is that on another occasion I went in a second time, and that was deliberate.
‘I was wrong what I was doing, but this idea that I was there watching it, intimidating women, I mean I have 12 years in Parliament and probably got one of the best reputations ever – or did have.’
This show of dissatisfaction will worry Tories seeking to mitigate local election losses expected after a beginning to 2022 mired in negative headlines for Boris Johnson’s government.
Luton could secure a play-off place with a win in West London – but will face stiff opposition from Fulham are looking to win the Championship title by beating the Hatters.
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