Arbroath Football Club have been forced to deny that an image circulating online of a plate of food was actually served to its guests.
A photo of a plate serving raw sausage meat, roast potatoes and cornmeal gravy appeared on the Football Funnys Facebook page on Saturday night.
The post claimed the dish was served as part of Arbroath FC’s hospitality package, costing £7.50.
The post garnered nearly 5,000 comments and 1,700 likes, with one person commenting that the plaque “puts the hospital in hospitality”.
The club’s commercial director Paul Reid spoke to The Courier about the post, stressing that the positive customer reviews indicate the quality of the food provided at Gayfield Park.
He said: “I got it sent by a number of people. After speaking with a few directors, I found that they were quite annoyed by this.facebook
“I think anyone who has been in hospitality and knows the club knows the exceptional hospitality we have. I think everyone knew it was a fake story and there was no substance to it.
Asked if the post sparked outrage, Paul insisted his reaction was more nonchalant, knowing how people behave on social media platforms.
He said: I was pretty relaxed that it wasn’t true. With social media, you know anyone can take a photo and attribute it to someone.
“It’s just the way of the world these days. These days, any of these messages can be misleading.
Nearly 100% positive feedback from customers
Paul went on to highlight the praise the club receives from guests for their hospitality package.
He said: “Everyone who has been in hospitality had a great time. We get rave reviews, getting almost 100% positive feedback from customers.
“People will know that this plate falls short of the high standards that we as a football club set.
“Anyone who hasn’t tasted the food on matchdays should come and taste what we offer rather than judge it on a fake image online.”
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