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Shopkeeper Jokes That 'Nothing Italian' Will Be Sold Ahead Of Euro 2020 Final

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Shopkeeper Jokes That 'Nothing Italian' Will Be Sold Ahead Of Euro 2020 Final

A shopkeeper who is also a massive England football fan has joked that 'nothing Italian' is getting sold in his store ahead of the Euro 2020 final later today.

England take on the Azzurri at Wembley, and Avtar Singh, the owner of a Nisa convenience store in Stoke-on-Trent, has gone as far as to tape off certain sections of the shop in order to show his support for the Three Lions.

So, if you're looking for some pasta or Dolmio sauce for this evening's tea, you'd better not go to Avtar's shop, because he's fenced it all off with warning tape.

Same goes for the freezer that he keeps the pizzas in, that's all taped over too.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

Mr Singh then shared his efforts on Facebook, writing: "We at Nisa take football very seriously!!!"


The post continued: "Therefore pasta, pasta sauces, Dolmio, Ragu and pizza are all out of bounds and strictly not for sale. Nothing Italian will be sold.


"Goooo England! It's coming home!"

Within just a few hours, the post has received thousands of likes and been shared more than 12,500 times.

On top of that, the whole shop has been decked out with England flags throughout the whole tournament.

If Gareth Southgate's team win tonight, it will be the England men's team's first victory in a major tournament since their World Cup win in 1966.


Mr Singh is obviously very excited, and hopes that his little joke can help everyone get into the spirit ahead of the match, which kicks off at 8:00pm tonight.

He told BlackCountryLive "It was a comedy thing for the local estate. I've run this shop for the last 10 years and have become well integrated into the community.

"Football has become a joint enjoyment for us all."

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

"We got together to decorate the shop and thought it would be a laugh to tape off the Italian-based foods as a joke and say they are no longer for sale.

"I did it for a laugh and within 24 hours it hit 12,500 shares and is still growing.

"Around 99.9 percent of my customers have found the idea humorous and theatrical.

"In no shape or form is it intended to be harsh or contradictory.


"I'm British, love football and support the England team. It has brought the community together."

He added: "We haven't stopped selling pasta and garlic bread it's just for comedy purposes.

"A big thank you to the Blurton Community for being supportive, crazy football fans and having a sense of humour towards my post ... COME ON ENGLAND!"

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: SPORT, Food, Football, Euro 2020, Funny, Food And Drink, Weird, Italy

Tom Wood
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