The manager of a shoe shop in Winchester is in hot water with his bosses tonight, after he refused to serve an overtly gay man when the latter tried to purchase a pair of pink slippers, which, he claimed, were for his dear old Gran.
Larry Sabu, 20, camply approached a sales assistant in the shop, Scooby Shoos, intending to buy a pair of the fluffy, shocking pink slippers retailing at £9.99, but was told moments later that his 'sort' was not welcome at the establishment, and was then escorted off the premises by the manager.
Larry told me "I was just after some snug footwear for me Gran, but it seems that the manager thought I was going to be sporting them myself. It's ludicrous! I've already got a cerise pair at home!"
Proprietor Mr Scooby told us "I don't have a problem with homos, but this fellow was flirting with me, and I started to get a hard-on. It was best that he left when he did."