Tommy Robinson: Milton Keynes Wing Kingz restaurant kicks out EDL founder who complains of ‘discrimination’

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The chicken restaurant has been hit by scores of fake negative reviews online after refusing to serve the EDL founder

A newly-opened restaurant declined to serve English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.

The far-right activist - whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - was asked to leave Wing Kingz, which subsequently became the subject of an online slur campaign, the MK Citizen reports.

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The restaurant, which is located in Milton Keynes, says that the matter is now with the police.

‘He was being rude and disrespectful’

Robinson went into Wing Kingz over the weekend but the restaurant claimed that because it was peak time on a Saturday evening, there were no tables free immediately.

Customers present at the time claim he made negative comments about the restaurant to other customers and disputed the lack of tables.

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"He was being rude and disrespectful. The staff were really polite and asked him to leave. Then Robinson promptly got out his phone and started making a recording," said one customer.

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The restaurant and sports bar opened last month and has received rave reviews from customers for its good food and ‘buzzing’ atmosphere. In fact, it’s been so successful that it’s already had to expand its kitchen area.

But in his recording, Robinson criticises the restaurant, stating: "I’ve come out to dinner with my children and been discriminated against. No-one will tell me why."

When a member of staff asked if he was recording them, Robinson is seen on his video saying: "Yes, I record everything."

Restaurant told to ‘ignore the trolls’

Robinson is banned from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for repeatedly breaching hate speech rules.

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But his recording from Wing Kingz has been widely published on social media. And a flood of people have since posted negative reviews about the restaurant on Google.

There were almost 1,000 ‘terrible reviews’ from all over the country yesterday (2 November), despite the restaurant not being open.

The restaurant’s supporters have defended and praised the team’s actions and urged people to ignore any negative reviews.

"Well done for taking a stand... ignore the trolls and the fake reviews," wrote one fan on social media.

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"You’re an amazing restaurant that serves amazing food. People will soon realise that all these bad reviews are totally fake - from people who’ve never set foot in the place," said another.

What Wing Kingz said

Wing Kingz only opened on October 13 but has already become hugely popularWing Kingz only opened on October 13 but has already become hugely popular
Wing Kingz only opened on October 13 but has already become hugely popular

A statement from Wing Kingz reads: "Wing Kingz does not tolerate racism or discrimination in any shape or form. We are a diverse business with customers and staff from all backgrounds and are committed to creating a safe, comfortable environment for everyone who steps through our doors."

It added: "This matter is now with the police, and anything further will be dealt with by them. To our wonderful customers, friends and family, thank you for your continued support."

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