Commonwealth Games: Fan's 'disgusting' $17 dinner mocked online

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A fan’s dinner of one sausage and “frozen” chips at the Commonwealth Games has been mocked online.

The backlash began when Matthew Williams posted a photo of the A$17 meal to Twitter on Saturday.

“This is the sausage and chips I had at the Sandwell leisure Centre ahead of tonight’s swimming events [in Birmingham]. This cost £9.80!” he wrote.

Users were quick to criticise the hefty price of the snack, although Mr Williams admitted he didn’t pay for it himself.

“How much!?” one person commented.

“Hello, I’d like to report a robbery,” another joked.

“Total rip-off,” a third said.

Mr Williams responded that while the cost was “a lot”, the chips were tasty and “the sausage was apparently an award winner”.

“What awards did it win? Most expensive sausage?” a third person asked.

Numerous others slammed the chips seen in the image, saying they look like “they’ve been cooked under a light bulb”.

Swimmers at the Commonwealth Games. Source: Karl W Newton /SPP/Sipa USA
Australia is performing very well at the Commonwealth Games. Source: Karl W Newton /SPP/Sipa USA

“Looks like an apple cut up…which would probably taste better than these frozen looking fries,” one woman said.

“Disgraceful. They could have at least cooked the chips and the other side of the sausage and not ripped you off,” another person wrote.

Mr Williams said that while the chips do look “anaemic”, they tasted pretty good “in fairness”.

“Even at that price. If they were bad chips i'd happily call them out, but in this instance they genuinely weren’t,” he said.

McKeon on cusp of golden Games record

Australia's swim ace Emma McKeon is on the cusp of becoming the most successful athlete in Commonwealth Games history.

McKeon won her 10th career Commonwealth gold medal when part of Australia's victorious 4x100m freestyle relay team in Birmingham on Saturday night.

She joins fellow Australian swimmers Susie O'Neill, Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones with 10 career Commonwealth golds.

No athlete has won more.

with AAP

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