It is being reported that Hibernian striker Jason Cummings has been banned from McDonald’s for throwing McMuffins at staff members in an Edinburgh branch of the popular fast food restaurant.
Cummings and his friends are alleged to have insulted customers and hurled the breakfast products around the Gorgie Road establishment.
The 19-year-old was not included in the matchday squad for Hibs’ Scottish Championship clash with Dumbarton on Saturday, with many speculating he had been disciplined by the club for his involvement in the incident.
A McDonald’s spokeswoman told the Daily Record this morning:
Following behaviour deemed to be unacceptable, we are in the process of writing to this individual, informing him of our decision to ban him from Gorgie Road restaurant.
Our first priority is to ensure that our restaurants are a safe and welcoming environment for our customers and employees, so we take antisocial behaviour very seriously.
However Cummings is said to be protesting his innocence and apparently claims he shouldn’t have been banned from McDonald’s as he was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time”.
Jason has been left quite upset by these allegations and wants to stress that he did nothing wrong.
He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught up in something that wasn’t his doing.
Thankfully, he has the full support of the club and his manager, Alan Stubbs and, as ever, he’s working hard to get back in the team for their game against Alloa on Saturday.
He just wants to put this behind him and get on with scoring goals for Hibs.