Packed Lunch Fury Triggers £375k Court Case for Arsenal

By Gary Cutlack on at

A row over sandwich eating and bread slicing inside corporate boxes at Arsenal football club has led to a huge legal battle for money, after some sort of catering affront created acrimony between the club and a large business customer.

The latest football sandwich controversy sounds staggeringly petty. Capstone Sports Management pays to hire a corporate box at the ground, but allegedly stopped paying its rental fees after its guests were prevented from slicing bread and eating their own packed lunches while enjoying matches.

Arsenal says that Capstone complained "...the level of service and hospitality… was being deliberately compromised," and stopped paying for its private booth. Capstone says it didn't. Arsenal says everything is OK. Football catering, eh? Bloody hell. [Metro]

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