SIZZLING-MAD fans claim food served at the Commonwealth Games swimming was banger out of order.
Social media’s salami army went barmy after a spectator posted a picture of ONE sausage and “uncooked” chips – costing £9.80.
Although there are plenty of medals at stake for competitors, fans don’t expect medallions of steak for themselves – but they do want organisers to not just talk the talk, but pork the pork.
So caterers were skewered on Twitter when “Matthew (The Pieman) Williams” revealed his pale and paltry offering.
He tweeted a snap of a mini cardboard plate fitting in one hand – containing a single sausage and some ghastly, ghostly-looking chips.
The Pieman lamented: “This is the sausage and chips I had at the Sandwell Leisure Centre ahead of tonight’s swimming events at
@birminghamcg22. This cost £9.80!”
Many replies panned the pricing – especially as the food contrasted sharply with the feast of quality on offer from world-class swimmers in the pool.
And despite a diving board being close at hand, the food providers were more for the high jump.
One observer said: “How much!! Even in the local chip shops that would cost a £5 http://tops.Day light robbery.”
And another queried: “Is it extra to get the chips cooked?”
A more medical verdict was: “If the sausage is as undercooked as the fries, this meal ends up in gastroenteritis…”
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And one fan shocked by the side-dish commented: “Jesus, think I’ve got a better tan than those chips.”
But criticism was mixed with practical tips – sometimes in the same post.
For example: “Money Grubbers they are. Take sandwiches next time!”
There are, of course, few things that unite fans more than pasty pics of an untasty mix at sporting venues.
And the unwell Sandwell sausage follows warmly on the heels of an horrific, half-dressed hot dog debacle in Germany.
Football minnows Vfl Osnabruck served up a tiny bun that left the poor sausage without any dignity – as it had both ends hanging out.
But at least it ‘only’ cost €4.50 [£3.76] – not even half as bad as the raw deal at Sandwell.