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£9.80 Meal At Commonwealth Games Slammed For Being 'Daylight Robbery'

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£9.80 Meal At Commonwealth Games Slammed For Being 'Daylight Robbery'

A £9.80 meal at the Commonwealth Games has been branded daylight robbery.

If you thought festival season saw some shockingly priced scran, wait till you see what they were serving up at the Commonwealth Games.

The games are taking place in Birmingham this year and kicked off this Thursday 28 July, running up until 8 August.


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Look, we all know that when you eat out at any kind of arena, you're going to pay an arm and a leg.

Whether it's expensive chicken nuggets at a concert or an overpriced slice of pizza, it's a fact of life we've come to (begrudgingly) accept.

However, when one man shared snaps of the chips and sad-looking sausage he bought for £9.80, people had just about had it.

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Matthew was watching the swimming events at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham. Credit:  PRiME Media Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Matthew was watching the swimming events at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham. Credit: PRiME Media Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Naturally, people hit back at the horrendously priced meal, with one user saying: "You were robbed."

To which Matthew replied, banter very much intact: "Technically no I wasn't, as it wasn't me that paid for it! *LOL*"

Another couldn't believe their eyes and asked: "How much!?"

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Matthew responded, in defence of the scran, saying: "It's a lot I grant you, but the chips were tasty and the sausage was apparently an award winner!"

We don't care if the sausage climbed Mount Everest, nearly £10 for what looks like a kid's school dinner is too much.



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Another Twitter user added: "Chips look like they’ve been cooked under a light bulb," and we couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Another articulate user added: "For that money, they should have given those chips another 15 minutes on the radiator."

But, Matthew swears the chips were decent: "The strange thing is that while they do look anemic, they actually did taste pretty good in fairness – even at that price. If they were bad chips I'd happily call them out, but in this instance they genuinely weren't."

And Matthew wanted to clarify that 'the food itself was, in my opinion, far tastier than it might appear'.

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Even so, can't say we're racing to the Commonwealth Games for dinner, or 'daylight robbery' as one user put it. Of course, it's not the Games themselves that'll be pricing the food, that's up to the individual vendors, so it's always worth having a scout around to see what options are out there.

Featured Image Credit: @matthew23732409/Twitter

Topics: Money, Twitter, Sport, Food And Drink

Shola Lee
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