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Businesses That Cause Climate Change "Deserve" To Go Bust, Says Vegan Football Club Owner
7 October 2019, 23:29 | Updated: 8 October 2019, 10:27
This was the moment the boss of the so-called 'Vegan Football Club' told LBC that it would "deserve" to go out of business if it was contributing to climate change.
Entrepreneur Dale Vince threw his support behind Extinction Rebellion's latest protests in cities across the world, when he spoke to LBC's Tom Swarbrick.
Mr Vince, who campaigns on issues related to climate change for the United Nations, told Tom that the group's move to "upset the status quo" is necessary, because of the climate emergency.
He explained that "we can't go about our business as usual and wait for the government to do something", adding that Britain "has been paralysed by Brexit for three years [when] we've got ten years to save the world".
As Mr Vince is the owner of both the major green energy provider Ecotricity and the so-called 'Vegan Football Club' Forest Green Rovers, Tom asked him if he would accept Extinction Rebellion protesters blocking entry to his club's matches.
He replied: "If they thought that that would achieve something, then yes".
Tom asked: "You would countenance the disappearing of Forest Green Rovers as an entity in order to uphold the principle of getting climate change sorted?"
Mr Vince responded: "You just escalated form blocking one match to the extinction of Forest Green Rovers."
Tom joked: "I'm now blocking every home game for Forest Green Rovers."
Mr Vince answered that "if Forest Green Rovers is a major polluter causing climate extinction, then yes - we'd deserve it".