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Channel 4 news bulletin compares Croydon to warzone in Syria

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CROYDON is used to some unflattering comparisons and being the butt of comedians' 'jokes'.
But, in an unfortunate juxtaposition on Sunday evening, Channel 4 News managed to compare our borough to a Syrian warzone.
Describing the district of Darayya, correspondent Padraig O' Brien began his report with the sentence: "Welcome to Darayya. What Croydon is to London, Darayya is to Damascus."
Mr O' Brien left a brief pause, before adding: ".. about 10 miles to the south," suggesting his comparison was merely geographic.
However, a couple of eagle-eyed viewers took to Twitter, to point out the unfortunate contrast between the mention of Croydon and the images on screen, which showed rubble-strewn streets and bombed out tanks.
Eugene Davies wrote: "Croydon is to London as Darahya is to Damascus" yes, croydon is a warzone. Tank battles EVERYWHERE @channel4", while Chris Smith added: "What Croydon is to London, Daria is to Damascus"....set to images of bombed out tank riddled streets."

Channel 4 news bulletin compares Croydon to warzone in Syria


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