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Worcester cafe owner says Ronaldo sex biscuits were a mistake

Rudely-shaped cookies faced backlash online.

By Thomas Joseph

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A cafe in Worcester sold Ronaldo sex biscuits

A Worcester cafe owner who sparked outrage by selling biscuits shaped to mimic footballer Cristiano Ronaldo having sex…

Posted by BBC Hereford & Worcester on Monday, 15 October 2018

The owner of a cafe in Worcester has apologised after being heavily criticised for selling Ronaldo sex biscuits.

Local radio station BBC Hereford and Worcester initially covered the story on their breakfast show.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE on @bbchw tomorrow: Worcester cafe starts selling these ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ @Cristiano biscuits – saying they are meant to be humorous after the football star was accused of rape. Is it funny? Hear the full story on the breakfast show tomorrow. #Ronaldo #Worcester pic.twitter.com/KjfyJKVNcn

— Tom Edwards (@tomedwardsbbchw) October 15, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has denied assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

Our Taste of Portugal, located in The Hopmarket, faced anger after advertising their “famous Cristiano Ronaldo cookies” on Facebook.

The product name was then shortened to “Ronaldo cookies”, before the social media post was eventually taken down.

Jose Goncalves initially justified the sale of the biscuits, saying “everyone making the funny” about the allegations aimed at the Juventus player:

However, shoppers who spoke to the BBC Local Radio service for the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire provided a rather different opinion.

“It’s not a funny thing” was the first and general reply, plus one thought it was just “disgusting to sell pornographic biscuits”.

The cafe has also experienced a backlash online:

However they claim to have sold two batches on the first morning of sale.

Mr Goncalves has since denied wanting to cause offence and said that he may have misunderstood the English sense of humour, having been “surprised” at the reaction.

He issued an apology for selling the biscuits, saying they were a mistake:

It was not my intention or my business’s intention to make something feel really bad for everyone.

Read more: bbc.co.uk