Originally Posted by Zen_Brew
I would also feel like i couldn't defend myself properly with plastic if someone snuck some glass into the pub.
Trust me, nobody in their right mind would "sneak in" a glass to a pub with the intention of using it as a weapon. Do you ever choose your glassware based on their potential as a weapon?
Not to mention, if you live in America you shouldn't be worried about glass fights, because we have gun fights. I'd be much more worried about the newest NFL star player sneaking a gun in and shooting you then some crazy soccer fan hitting you in the face with a pint glass.
In regards to the article, as long as that strengthening compound lining the inside of the glass doesn't alter the flavor of the beer, why not? It seems to me like nobody will know the difference between the glasses until a fight breaks out.