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EDL Leader Tommy Robinson 'Refused Service In Selfridges'

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UPDATE: Selfridges have been criticised for giving the EDL's Tommy Robinson a free steak dinner.

Selfridges are investigating after a staff member apparently refused to serve the leader of the EDL and his friend due to their links with the far-right organisation.

Tommy Robinson - who filmed the encounter on his phone - claims his friend was told to "fuck off" when he tried to buy what appears to be Armani clothing.


Tommy Robinson EDL
Muslim staff in selfridges just refused to serve my pal cos he was with me? He told him to fuck off? Customer services

When asked to clarify his position, the store clerk said: "You can put me in the camera all you want, I'm not serving you."

The manager was called and Robinson and his friend tweeted pictures of what they claim is a complimentary meal by way of an apology.

Robinson - real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - said the staff member was sent home.

After hearing of the incident many people took to Twitter urging people to email Selfridges and congratulate the man for refusing service.


Jennifer Izaakson
EDL trying to get guy who refused to serve fascist, Tommy Robinson, sacked. Email customerservices@selfridges.com to applaud his actions!

Aaron Kiely
Solidarity with the employee who refused to serve fascist 'Tommy Robinson' of the EDL - shame on Selfridge's for sending him home.

A spokesman for Selfridges said: "We pride ourselves on making everyone welcome and endeavour to provide world-class customer service at all times.

"We are therefore very disappointed at the incident which occurred this morning.

"We are taking the matter very seriously and are currently investigating it."