A London man claims he tore a ligament after being crushed against a refrigerator in a fight for discounted deli meat.
Oliver Sanders, 31, was shopping at a TESCO store, one of a large crowd of shoppers who were waiting by a meat counter for staff to bring out reduced meat before the store closed.
Sanders was crushed by a frenzied mob and heard his knee crunch when he was crushed against the fridge. Basically, he was being shoved in one direction and his knee was being forced the opposite way. The injury caused him to have to take a trip to the emergency room, where he was diagnosed with a torn ligament, and he has missed two days of work.
Sanders is concerned:
“More people are going to get hurt. It’s always a free for all,” he told The Sun.
Sanders describes incidents of old ladies being knocked out of the way by “scrums” of 20+ people waiting for discounted meat. He wants TESCO to change its practice.\
“It is partly my fault but Tesco needs to do something about this because more people are going to get hurt. It’s always a free-for-all.”
“People buy anything, they don’t care what it is as long as it’s there.”
“Once staff start gathering everything up and take it out back, everyone knows it’s going to happen and they wait for it.”
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