The Council of British Bouncers (CBB), an organisation claiming to represent moderate, mainstream British bouncers, issued a statement to the media condemning the actions of Raoul Moat, the 37-year-old Tyneside bouncer who shot his ex-girlfriend, her partner and a police officer on July 3rd and 4th, and distancing themselves from his agenda of hatred.
CBB Secretary-General, Dave Hammond, reading from the statement to the press conference at Cadillacs, Bracknell's premier nightspot, said that the actions of Raoul Moat “disgusted all true bouncers” and should not be taken to represent the mainstream bouncer community.
“Bouncing is not about violence. It is about creating inner peace within the walls of a nightclub or pub, checking ID and chatting up skirt in the queue. Some have tried to paint this senseless and barbaric series of events as evidence of an on-going struggle between bouncers and the wider community, and we are wary of those who would use this to promote that agenda.
“It is true that bouncers believe trouble-makers should be removed, but wherever possible in a non-violent way, and only from the clubs we're on the door for. It is vital that the moderate majority of bouncers is vocal in their condemnation of extremists like Moat, and express their commitment to equality and respect...providing you’re not wearing a hoody or trainers, obviously.”
The press conference, half-empty due to hacks who appeared drunk being turned away at the door, was cut short after a sarcastic question from a journalist about steroid use in the bouncer community triggered the assembled CBB members to drag him outside and beat the crap out of him.