Shoppers have been left stunned after a mysterious tin of value ‘Boris beans’ was photographed in Tesco by an eagle-eyed customer.
Spotted on the shelves of a Tesco Express, the basic beans come in ‘austerity sauce’ with ‘misery guaranteed’.
On the back, a label warns buyers ‘do not buy this product’ as it is ‘unfit for human consumption’.
The tin also pointedly suggests that people should consider donating money to food poverty charities the Trussel Trust, Independent Food Aid Network, End Child Food Poverty, The British Red Cross, and Feeding Britain instead.
Elsewhere, letters beneath the tin’s barcode read ‘Build Back Better’ in a nod to the Conservative’s post-Covid slogan, unveiled in a series of bizarre videos by Boris Johnson in October last year.
One such video saw him say ‘mmm’ and unwrap a portion of fish and chips before declaring ‘build back batter’.
A second video showed Johnson spreading butter on toast, before looking at the camera to say: “build back butter”.
At first glance, the tin looks just like the old Tesco Value products – discontinued in 2012 as part of a rebrand to the Everyday Value range sold in stores today.
It nods to recent comments made by Environment Secretary George Eustice last week advising those struggling to pay their bills to switch to value brands, and appears to have been created in protest at the spiralling cost of living crisis currently gripping the country.
There is some speculation online that the ‘Birmingham Banksy’ street artist Foka Wolf could be behind the design, but the artist, whilst describing the cans as “brilliant”, confirmed to The Manc that it is not his work.
Jess Tilley, who discovered the beans in Tesco Express on Queens Road, Brighton, said: “I had popped into Tesco Friday afternoon on my way home to grab a few items when I noticed the tin on the shelf.
“I had a closer look and was surprised to see that it was an artistic protest – no doubt over recent comments from the Conservative minister saying that those who cannot afford food should eat ‘value range’.”
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An MP took the mick out of Harry Maguire in Ghanaian parliament and we can’t get over it
Hello and welcome to another edition of ‘Headlines We Never Thought We’d Write’. In this week’s episode, a Ghanaian MP mocked Harry Maguire in the middle of parliament and we want answers.
Now, if you’re coming here looking for answers as to exactly why a random politician all the way over on the other side of the world, of all people, chose to mock Harry Maguire in Ghanaian parliament, we’ll stop you right there: we’re just as confused as you are.
That being said, let’s go on this journey together.
Here is Ghana’s Isaac Adongo, MP for the Bolgatanag Central, going in on the Sheffield-born United defender as a way of digging out the opposition:
As you can see in the rather surreal two-and-a-half-minute clip, Adongo is taking aim at the government’s Vice President and Head of the Economic Management Team, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, when he decides to use the 29-year-old centre-back as a simile.
The MP explains that despite being perceived as one of the best defenders in the league when the club signed him, he went on to become “the biggest threat at the centre of Man United‘s defence”. Ouch.
Adongo goes on to add that Maguire was “tackling Manchester United players and giving assists to [his] opponents”, joking that even if they missed “he would score for them” and dubbing Bawumia the “economic Maguire” for scoring own goals against his own nation. Deary me.
Rashford explains heartbreaking reason behind his celebration after wonder free-kick against Wales
On Tuesday night, Marcus Rashford lit up what had previously been an underwhelming final group game against Wales with what we can only describe as an absolute stunner of a free-kick.
Swapping out his usual knuckleball technique for a whipped but equally fast-paced finish into the top right corner, the 25-year-old wheeled away to celebrate with the travelling fans but not long after, he dropped to his news and pointed to the sky.
While not an entirely uncommon celebration in the world of football, it did seem like a somewhat muted reaction from the Man United forward, especially after such an incredible opening goal.
Speaking to media after the game, it turns out Rashford‘s celebration was dedicated to a close friend who passed away a couple of days prior.
As the Wythenshawe-born star went on to explain, choosing to point to the sky for the celebration was his way of paying tribute to a friend who sadly died following a long battle with cancer.
The joint-leading goalscorer this World Cup went on to say, “I’m pleased I managed to score for him, he’s always been a big supporter of mine. He’s just a great person to have come into my life”. Heartbreaking.
As confirmed by several outlets after the press conference, Rashford’s late friend was Garfield Hayward, a 35-year-old also from Manchester, who is said to have passed away last week.
Nicknamed ‘Garf’, his nephew wrote on social media: “My heart is hurting so much knowing I won’t see you again in this life… it won’t be the same without you being here… You didn’t have a bad bone in your body you would give anything and everything you could with even a single bit of hesitation.” So touching.
It was no wonder Rashford himself was so quick to go and celebrate with his loved ones after the fact.
Rashford made it three goals in as many games at Qatar 2022 following his wonderful free-kick and equally well-worked second goal, with fellow Manc Phil Foden scoring the second goal only seconds after the opener.
England now face Senegal in the Round of 16 and the way these two lads looked on the night, we expect Manchester to be putting on a show come the weekend.