Tony Robinson on World Cup BidSeptember 8, 2009
Interesting that the Bristol Evening Post now has Tony Robinson supporting the World Cup bid. When we interviewed him a month or so ago, he would not be drawn on the Tesco plans.
Bristol City’s Chief Executive Colin Sexstone has said the world cup bid relies on the new stadium. The new stadium relies on the Tesco bid getting planning permission.
So logically, anyone who supports the World Cup bid must also support the Tesco bid.
I’d like to see the full text of the interview with Tony, to see whether he’s really changed his mind or whether his support for the World Cup bid is still qualified in the way it was a month ago.
Edit: I’ve just discovered the audio from our interview with Tony in July. Take a listen and you’ll see his view is a lot more nuanced than the literally flag-waving piece in today’s BEP. To summarise, he wants to see the new stadium built, is undecided about the Tesco plan, and is as enthusiastic about Bristol City as ever. Interestingly, he slightly avoids the direct World Cup question.