Asda sells white roses for patriotic Yorkshire-men

In a bid to keep romance alive across the county, Leeds-based supermarket chain Asda sold bouquets of white roses across its Yorkshire stores in the build up to Valentine’s Day, in response to patriotic Yorkshire folk refusing to buy red roses due to their association with rival county Lancashire.

It may have been over five centuries ago, but apparently some Yorkshire-men have not forgotten the ‘War of the Roses’, the historic conflict between the red House of Lancaster and the white House of York, as well as those passionate local football & rugby rivalries with teams across the Pennines. 

Seventeen regional titles covered the story, including The Yorkshire Evening Post and The Yorkshire Post and the story also sparked debate on Asda's social media channels.


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