Two men hit and called ‘gay b***ards’ for hugging in Papa John’s pizza restaurant
Two men say they were called “gay bastards” and pushed from a branch of Papa John’s after they hugged, the Daily Mirror has reported.
The men were in their local store ordering food when the horrendous attack happened.
The unnamed Papa John’s worker hurls homophobic abuse at the men – at one point calling them “gay bastards” as he forces them out of the pizza branch.
The men appear stunned as they forced from the shop, with two of the abusive staff member’s colleagues helping to remove them from the restaurant.
At one point the employee threatens the men to a fight in the street, as the brawl spills out to the street bins.
The worker aggressively asks the men if he’s going to “shove his mouth on [the other man’s] cock”.
It’s alleged the worker hit one of the men, causing his £600 Samsung phone to smash.
According to reports the incident happened shortly before midnight on Saturday night at the branch in Hayes, Middlesex.
The victims of the attack, who have chosen to hide their identity for fear of reprisals, told Mirror Online they were “devastated” by what happened.
One of the victims told the Mirror: “He was quite scary. It was really upsetting. I’ve been very anxious since – constantly worried – I haven’t been the subject of abuse before.”
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Explaining the incident, they said: “My friend told me he had been promoted at work and I gave him a hug when the (worker) said something along the lines of ‘we don’t want none of that behaviour in here’ and ‘you’re too close for my liking’.
“I said ‘don’t speak to me like that’ and the guy said ‘I’ll slap you silly’ – that’s when I started recording.”
The footage, hosted from Mirror Online, reveals the full horror of the incident.
A spokesperson for Papa John’s told Mirror Online: “We are disappointed by this incident and have a zero tolerance policy towards any abuse of our customers.
“We will co-operate with the police in their investigation and will consider any appropriate action when this is complete.”