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Starbucks' Staff 'Force Homeless Man To Leave'

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Starbucks' Staff 'Force Homeless Man To Leave'

A man claims he saw Starbucks' staff turfing out a homeless man who was waiting to pay for a sandwich.

Ed Cheung, 24, claims his friend gave the homeless man some money to buy himself something to eat from the Buchanan store in Glasgow yesterday, but as the man was waiting, a staff member approached him and asked him to leave before binning the sandwich - he also says that his friend saw the staff member high-fiving another after the incident.

Ed told TheLADbible: "I just felt sick to the core to have witnessed such an event take place I actually have no words to say to the staff who were seen high-fiving each other after throwing the man out."

He took to Facebook to share the experience, writing: "Starbucks - Witnessed the world's [most] disgusting thing tonight in your Buchanan street store (7.45-8.15pm). A homeless man was approached by a member of your staff whilst in the queue to pay for food and was asked to step out of line and leave the premises without food. He was walked out the door by your employee and once he was happy he was out and away from the premises, your employee walked back in and had the nerve to bin the sandwich he had touched.

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Credit: Facebook/Ed Cheung

"Why is this such a big issue? Since when was there a policy where you can reject customers due to their appearance or current living standards? The man had money to pay for the food because my friend gave him it!! Come on it's 2017, get your head out your arse.

"This fellow is having a hard time already sleeping rough and little to no money in his name and with the money he had he wasn't even allowed to purchase money to feed him!! I actually feel sick thinking about what happened.

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"I hope something gets done regarding this, because it's a bloody disgusting world to be living in if this happens."

It has since gone viral, receiving thousands of 'reactions', comments and shares and has seen Starbucks receiving an angry backlash from people who have seen the post.

Customers are now threatening to boycott the store after the alleged incident, with hundreds of people calling out Starbucks on social media.

Ed added: "I had no intentions to boycott Starbucks, it's just the way social media has interrupted things and how things have suddenly triggered."

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A spokesperson from Starbucks told the Mirror: "We want to provide a warm and welcoming place for everyone in our stores.

"The safety and security of our partners (employees) and customers is always our highest priority. Our team has worked with the local police on this recurring issue and we fully support our partners' approach in resolving a difficult situation."

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Topics: Viral, Starbucks

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