Man Alive! Bingo bust up brings house down

Bingo fans supporting a sacked Mecca worker have hit out at the company, claiming a manager ripped up a petition signed by dozens of customers.

One regular at Stevenage Mecca Bingo said players were left gobsmacked after a manager tore pages out of a book in which over 50 customers had signed their support for a former employee who is in dispute with the company over his dismissal.

Bingo-goer Carol Mitchell said: “We were getting up a petition to have him reinstated. He was a good lad – polite and hard-working. We had around 50 signatures. We just had an exercise book and we were handing it round.

“One of the managers took the book off of someone in the Mecca and ripped all the pages out.

“They were saying it was our property – they are not allowed to do that. He came and took the book of a customer and ripped the pages. He said we couldn’t do it on their property. I just think it’s pathetic.

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“Mecca are fine when we are saying good things about them, but when we have a dispute they don’t like it.”

No-one from the company was available to comment on the situation. A spokesman blamed staff preocupation with Mecca Bingo halls in areas of London experiencing rioting. She insisted however that the matter will be looked into fully.

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