'Bogan' blasts 'un-Australian' decision to ban him from every pub
A man who described himself as a ‘bogan’ has rubbished the ‘un-Australian’ decision to ban him from every licensed venue in his state, after he allegedly tried to fight a bouncer who didn’t like his country clothes.
Kyle Ferguson, 20, from shared online the moment he found out he was banned from every taproom and bottle store in the state, racking up hundreds of thousands of views.
In the video, Ferguson can be heard saying: ‘Hey boys, I’ve just got a notice saying I’m banned from every alcohol-serving establishment here in WA.’
The camera pans over the notice, which prohibits Ferguson from entering any type of WA pub, casino, bottle-o and bar for 12 months.
‘What the f***,’ he says in the video.
The young stockman has since taken the notice to court and is in the middle of a battle to have his prohibition overturned.
Twenty-year-old cattle farmer Kyle Ferguson (above) has been barred from every alcohol-selling venue in Australia’s biggest state
Ferguson was served a notice by the Western Australian police who have ordered him to stay clear of all licensed venues in the state (above)
The cattle farmer appeared on the steps of Perth’s Central Law Courts on Friday to plead his case with local reporters.
‘I think it’s a disgrace to the Australian culture, especially me – being a country boy and a bogan and a lover of Bundaberg rum,’ he told
‘Normally I have a fun time on the p***. We go out on the property, we shoot s***, we do burnouts, you know, typical 20-year-old stuff.’
‘I think it’s kind of un-Australian, if I’m honest,’ said Kyle Ferguson, who posted some of his antics on video-sharing app TikTok (above)
‘I think it’s kind of un-Australian, if I’m honest.’
He thumbed at his belt buckle – gold and embossed with a jackaroo atop a bull – while talking to the press.
When asked whether he’d make it a full year without drinking, Ferguson replied: ‘God no.’
‘I love the square bear (Bundaberg Rum), the old sugarcane champagne, a little too much to give that up.
Ferguson (above) said the ban was unfair and joked someone on the WA police force didn’t like him
Ferguson has been banned from all hotels, all small bars, all nightclubs, casinos, liquor stores, clubs and restaurants holding licences (pictured)
He was served the notice with charges for failure to leave a premises and fighting in public after an alleged incident at Perth’s Paramount nightclub a month ago.
‘I was out drinking with a bunch of Irish fellows, really good friends of mine and we went out to Paramount cause we’d never been there before.’
Ferguson claimed he was kicked out of the line for entry to the nightclub on account of his rural attire and his ID which was missing a corner after a motorbike crash.
‘(The bouncer) said ‘look mate, you can’t come in here, not just because of the ID because you’re dressed like a f***ing redneck’,’ Ferguson claimed.
The bouncer then threw Ferguson’s wallet across the street and asked him what he would do about it, he said.
‘The only reasonable thought going through my head was to hit him.’
Ferguson (above) said he liked getting ‘on the p***’ and says many of his activities take place while he’s been drinking, including shooting and doing burnouts
Ferguson (pictured) told reporters all his mates thought he was a ‘legend’ for receiving the notice
On the night of the alleged security guard stoush, Ferguson (pictured) said he threw the first punch
‘I threw the first punch. Being honest I did muck up and it was my own mistake. But, I don’t think a ban for a year in every pub in WA is fair,’ he said, before continuing to call the notice an abuse of power.
Ferguson went on to say he wasn’t opposed to crossing state borders for a fresh drink.
‘My mum’s disappointed in me, dad’s disappointed, oh well, that happens. But, all my mates say I’m a bloody legend and that I need to get (the notice) framed.’
‘There’s certainly six other states I can go to to drink.’
Barring notices aren’t uncommon in the state, with 143 such notices handed down to West Australians this year, reported
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