Sheffield news Twitter row erupts over 'intimidating' Morrisons butter packaging MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The packaging of Morrisons own-brand goods have caused a stir on social media
Breaking News ! Irate Twitter users have been arguing about Morrisons ' "intimidating" Union Jack packaging. The 'patriotic packaging' which adorns the supermarket chain's own-brand eggs, butter and porridge has sparked a heated debate, with some people even going as far as to urge consumers to boycott the Yorkshire company. Kicking off the debate, one Twitter user posted a picture of the company's goods and said: "Just back from a trip to Morrison’s. Is it just me, or have their butter and eggs always been this...patriotic?" The tweet has since racked up thousands and thousands of replies, with people arguing wholeheartedly about eggs, butter and Brexit. One person even said they found the packaging upsetting, saying: "Very upset by porridge I saw in Morrison’s. This flagging everything is very unpleasant and quite intimidating." To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . Another person urged people to immediately boycott Morrisons, they said: "Retaliate. I'm no longer buying anything packaged as such. Hurt them through their bank accounts." And one person was keen to get a Brexit mention in to the debate, they said: "A few surreptitiously planted B****x to Brexit stickers should help." Read More Related Articles Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper returns home after year in hospital with Covid-19 Read More Related Articles Police hunting man in dressing gown after girl, 15, and young woman sexually attacked in Sheffield But one shopper admitted that they even went to the trouble of transferring their eggs into a clear container when they get home, so that they did not have to see the Union Jack packaging in their kitchen. However, not everyone was shocked or upset by the Morrisons branding, LincolnshireLive reports. Star of The Chase and I'm a Celebrity..
. Get Me Out of Here, Anne Hegerty, led the mocking of those who claimed to be intimidated. The Chaser joined in the Twitter debate and said: "Is it the Irish porridge that's upsetting them, or does it only apply to the British one?" Enter your postcode to see businesses open near you
Others rallied behind the quizmaster and scoffed at ideas that the packaging could be inappropriate. One person wrote: "I can’t believe you all get triggered over the fact it’s showing we have British products in our stores. You should be proud that it’s cut down on air miles and transport costs and in turn is helpful for the environment. No, you’d rather moan about the national flag." Another failed to understand the debate and said: "Is it a problem? I don’t get why are people getting their knickers in a twist? British products being sold in Britain with the British flag on them. Am I missing something?" A spokesman for Morrisons refused to comment when approached by KentLive. The debate over the Union Jack flag has continued over recent weeks following Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt’s comments to Conservative minister Robert Jenrick on BBC Breakfast.
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During a recent edition of the show, Robert had dialled in and spoke to the hosts while a large flag was visibly seen behind him. Naga and Charlie laughed as they pointed out large flags had regularly started to appear in the background of Zoom calls with the Tory ministers. Charlie said: “I think your flag is not up to standard size, Government interview measurements. “I think it's just a little bit small, but that's your department really.” Naga agreed: “There's always a flag. They had the picture of the Queen, though.” The row further escalated when Naga liked a tweet that praised their comments and said that "flag sh*ggers" would be up in arms about the incident. The BBC said the on-air exchange was "light-hearted" and not meant to offend, while Naga has since issued a statement apologising. Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.
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