A young black man was left in distress after a banana was ordered and sent to his table at a restaurant in the UK.
Mark D’arcy-Smith sat in The Richmal Crompton in Bromley, south-east London, with a friend when a waiter delivered the banana. Bananas can be ordered for 30p on the pub chain’s app and sent to any table in any Wetherspoon.
The appalled 24-year-old soon left the pub, saying staff didn’t treat the incident seriously and has since contacted the police. He said: ‘It made me feel confused, angry, lost and lonely. It was really overwhelming. All these emotions came in a matter of seconds.
‘I don’t feel like many people understand what it feels like to be racially abused. The staff didn’t take it seriously.’
A Wetherspoon spokesman said: ‘We apologize to the customer and appreciate the distress caused. This is now a police matter.
‘We have responded to the customer and pointed out that the pub cannot be held responsible for app orders.’
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