Via The Metro
A Selfridges shop assistant is facing dismissal after refusing to serve a man who was in the store with the English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.
Robinson, who filmed the incident and posted it on YouTube, can be heard to say in the footage: ‘You won’t serve my friend because he’s friends with me… and I’m in the EDL.’
The EDL leader repeatedly asks ‘Is that what you’re saying?’ then claims on camera the assistant asked his friend if he was with the EDL leader and then said ‘f*** off, I am not serving you’.
Meanwhile the unnamed assistant holds his hands up and tries to ignore the question, but eventually replies: ‘You can put me on the camera all you like but I ain’t serving you’, before walking off.
The incident took place on Monday in Selfridges flagship London store and at the end of the video Robinson argues with a member of its security team.
Robinson, who has convictions for violence, leads anti-Islam protests that have often turned ugly and been marked by racist chanting.
He later said he had not heard the exchange directly, but immediately challenged the assistant who he assumed was a Muslim ‘because he had Mo on his name tag’.
Robinson said his friend was not associated with the EDL, adding that ‘if a Muslim was uncomfortable serving me I wouldn’t have been bothered’.
He also claimed he was a victim of double standards as a white shop assistant would have been dismissed for refusing to serve a Muslim.
Selfridges management apologised to racist Tommy Robinson by laying on a three-course meal for Robinson and his friend in its Hix restaurant, champagne and caviar bar, which included £25 portions of char-grilled sirloin steak and chips, and chocolate cake and ice-cream.
Click here to view photographs of the free meal.
Meanwhile the fastest man on earth Jamaican Usain Bolt is tweeting:
All I can do is shake my head and laugh at this mess.
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