Hoax - Tesco Refused to Serve a Soldier Because It Would Offend Muslim Customers
Jan 23, 2015
The post below: "This Tesco on Oak Street, London refused to server a soldier because he was in uniform and they were afraid it would offend Muslim customers," is a hoax. The hoax is spreading like wildfire on social networking websites and has caught the attention of Tesco, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. The company said they are aware of the hoax and is working with social media websites to have it removed.
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The Tesco Hoax
This Tesco on Oak Street, London refused to server a soldier because he was in uniform and they were afraid it would offend Muslim customers
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The Tesco in the hoax above is actually located at 105-119 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London, and not on Oak Street in London as stated in the hoax above.But, there is no Tesco on Oak Street in London.
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