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Little Caesars fires two for pepperoni SWASTIKA on pizza

Little Caesars fires two employees for arranging pepperoni slices in the shape of a SWASTIKA on a pizza bought by Ohio couple

  • Jason Laska picked up the pizza from Little Caesars in Brook Park, Ohio, Saturday
  • Was 1 of 2 pies that were pre-cooked and ready to collect by walk-in customers
  • His wife Misty opened the box to discover the highly-offensive Nazi symbol
  • Two workers have been fired and the chain said it is ‘deeply disappointed’

Little Caesars has fired two of its employees for arranging pepperoni slices in the shape of a swastika on a pizza.

The highly-popular chain said it is ‘deeply disappointed’ by the actions of the staff members – believed to both be under 18 years old – in the Brook Park, Ohio, store.

Jason Laska picked up the only pre-made pepperoni pizza left on Saturday night. 

Little Caesars has fired two of its employees for arranging pepperoni slices in the shape of a swastika on a pizza (pictured)

It was one of two pies that were pre-cooked and ready to collect by walk-in customers who did not need to order ahead of time. 

When he returned home, his wife Misty opened the box to discover the highly-offensive Nazi symbol arranged backwards. 

It is understood that the two workers were playing a prank and did not mean for the pizza to be given to a customer.

Jason Laska picked up the pizza from the chain's Brook Park, Ohio, store on Saturday night

When he returned home, his wife Misty opened the box to discover the highly-offensive Nazi symbol

Jason Laska (left) picked up the pizza from the chain’s Brook Park, Ohio, store on Saturday night. When he returned home, his wife Misty (right) opened the box to discover the highly-offensive Nazi symbol

Mrs Laska shared a picture of the pizza to Twitter and wrote: ' So my husband stopped at Little Caesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home!'

Mrs Laska shared a picture of the pizza to Twitter and wrote: ‘ So my husband stopped at Little Caesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home!’

Mrs Laska shared a picture of the pizza to Twitter and wrote: ‘So my husband stopped at Little Caesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home! 

‘I’m truly disappointed. This is truly saddening and disturbing and not funny at all! 

‘These aren’t funny jokes and shouldn’t be made period.’

Two Little Caesars workers at the Brook Park branch (pictured) have been fired and the highly-popular chain said it is 'deeply disappointed' by the actions of its employees

Two Little Caesars workers at the Brook Park branch (pictured) have been fired and the highly-popular chain said it is ‘deeply disappointed’ by the actions of its employees

Speaking to a local television station, Mrs Laska said: ‘Who would do this and why would they think it’s a joke to play with signs and symbols like that in a time like today?’

Speaking to News 5, Mr Laska said: ‘These are the kinds of things that are continuing to fuel the hate and the confusion that exists in the country and in the world.’ 

The US has been gripped by racial tension following the death of George Floyd last month. 

The pizza was one of two pies that were pre-cooked and ready to collect by walk-in customers who do not need to order ahead of time

The pizza was one of two pies that were pre-cooked and ready to collect by walk-in customers who do not need to order ahead of time

White police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds despite his desperate pleas that he ‘can’t breathe’.  

His death is largely seen as a symbol of systemic racism against Black people. 

A Little Caesar Enterprises spokesperson said: ‘We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated.

‘We’re deeply disappointed that this happened, as this conduct is completely against our values.’

The chain and the Brook Park store owner reached out to Mr Laska.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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