Posted: Wed 17th Feb 2021

Director of Deeside based Iceland sacked after calling Welsh language “gibberish”

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 17th, 2021

Deeside based Iceland has dismissed its corporate affairs boss after shoppers threatened to boycott the stores following comments he made.

Iceland director Keith Hann, described Welsh as “gibberish” and “a dead language that sounds uncannily like someone with bad catarrh clearing his throat”.

He made the comments on a personal blog and also posted a tweet saying: “Inhabitants of the UK’s Celtic fringe loathe all visitors.”

In a tweet this afternoon, Iceland said: “We have taken action in light of the comments made, resulting in the dismissal of Mr Hann with immediate effect.”

“We’d like to reiterate that these comments in no way reflect the values of our business, and apologise for any upset caused.”

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com
Latest News

  • Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • Deeside locker maker helps greenkeepers stay on course for Open Championship
  • Fresh bid to turn a chapel in Buckley into eight new homes

  • More...

    Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections

    News

    Deeside locker maker helps greenkeepers stay on course for Open Championship

    News

    Fresh bid to turn a chapel in Buckley into eight new homes

    News

    Deeside based Iceland launches first ever supermarket customer election manifesto

    News

    Wrexham to host to second stage of Tour of Britain Women

    News

    Young woman and child victims in Mold street robbery, police appeal for witnesses

    News

    Mold: Plans to turn former Boots store into bar given the green light

    News

    North East Wales Archives launch new digital content

    News

    Met Office issues weather warning for North Wales

    News