Edinburgh chippy accused of being racist over charging Glaswegian 25p for ketchup
Tony Winters, clearly one of life's winners, was furious about the 25p he had to spend on ketchup at The Gold Sea on Ferry Road, because he reckons that, thanks to the people of Edinburgh liking brown sauce more, that is given away for free, leaving him to pay for red sauce.
"It reeks of racism. Just because we come from the west and tend to like ketchup instead of brown sauce. I’m feeling racially persecuted because of a condiment. People might think it’s silly but I do think that’s what it is," said Tony.
The father-of five was so upset that he's thinking of taking his ordeal trading standards officers, who surely won't have anything better to do.
Paul Crolla, owner of The Gold Sea takeaway, defended his saucy decision but denied that this was a case of discrimination.
"Salt and [brown] sauce goes with fish and chips, anything extra should be paid for," he insisted. Crolla also charges for mayonnaise and chilli, which is presumably unfair to the Dutch and visiting Mexicans.
While Tony Winter's passion for chip shop condiments is to be applauded, someone at some point is going to have to tell him that people from Glasgow and Edinburgh are the same race.
Please feel free to debate what race they might be in your usual crass manner in the comments.