No Danish pizza for French or Germans

26th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

COPENHAGEN, July 25 (AFP) - Cheese and tomatoes are welcome ingredients in pizza, but xenophobia isn't, as a Danish pizza vendor found out when he was fired for refusing to serve Germans and French because of their countries' opposition to the Iraq war.

COPENHAGEN, July 25 (AFP) - Cheese and tomatoes are welcome ingredients in pizza, but xenophobia isn't, as a Danish pizza vendor found out when he was fired for refusing to serve Germans and French because of their countries' opposition to the Iraq war.

Aage Bjerre had already been fined once last year for racial discrimination after he accused the French of cowardice and the Germans of disloyalty to the Americans and refused to sell them pizzas.

Now he has been sacked from his new job for persisting with the practice, the Ritzau news agency reported.

The owner of a restaurant on the Faroe Islands in the north Atlantic decided his customers were more important than his controversial cook.

Bjerre's own country Denmark was a strong backer of the highly controversial US-led war.

The 44-year-old, a former pizzeria owner, had moved to the Faroe Islands from the tourist island of Fanoe in western Denmark to the Faroe Islands, a Danish territory, after his first brush with the law.

He said he had received hundreds of letters of support and a number of packages with American mementos from the United States for his passionate stance on the Iraq war.

© AFP

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