When you ask the emergency services to go through extended tours of duty over the weekend, then the least you would expect is for the men and women on the thin blue line to get some decent food.
Football aid is a prime example of when police officers could be sat on people carriers for extended periods waiting for the inevitable ‘bundle’ that often follows some notorious football matches.
But a post shared on one private Facebook group, used for sharing pictures of emergency services ‘refs’ (refreshments) gives an insight into the pitfuls of having to rely on ‘convenient’ food supplied by your employer.
In this case, an officer thought that he/she was going to be able to chow-down on a succulent ‘chicken sandwich’ with ‘no mayonnaise’ — precisely as it was described on the box.
The ‘chicken’ ‘no mayonnaise’ option proved to be a let down
In a picture shared in ‘Rate My Refs’, a group member said:
‘Football duty refs.. free… but come on..’
Other participants in the group, which has over 7,000 members, were quick to condone the half-empty sandwich.
One member said:
“Chicken no mayo, and not a lot of chicken by the looks of it!”
While another member of the group said:
“Obvs the fat fighters version.”
One comment that got quite a few likes was:
“it’s not free. It had to be paid for at some point. Needs a complaint going in. That’s disgraceful”.
If it did all ‘kick off’ after the match, then this sandwich probably won’t give the police officer who had to eat it the calories needed to keep angry groups of blokes under control.
Maybe we need to start sending food parcels to the lads and lasses on the thin blue line who have to give up their weekends to make sure that there isn’t any trouble at football matches?
Or maybe the multi-million-pound football clubs could pay for them to have some decent food?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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