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The Tony Cascarino Chinese Takeaway Story About The Queen's Death Is False

The Tony Cascarino Chinese Takeaway Story About The Queen's Death Is False
By Donny Mahoney Updated

An untrue anecdote about Tony Cascarino binning a Chinese takeaway after hearing the news of the Queen’s death has been widely shared in the last two days. 

A Twitter account operated by occasional news prankster @ShornKoomins on Friday attributed quotes to Cascarino saying he was eating a Chinese takeaway on Thursday evening as news of the Queen’s death filtered through the media, and threw it in the bin out of respect to the deceased monarch.

The quotes were picked up by a number of news outlets and reported as fact. 

Cascarino was a guest on Talksport on Friday morning with Natalie Sawyer but he did not say anything about a Chinese takeaway. 

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Here’s how he explained how he heard the news of the Queen’s passing on Friday morning on Talksport: 

"I was in Stratford yesterday when I found out. I was getting set to celebrate my 60th this week. Planning for a night out tomorrow night. Whatsapp groups started, messages, and an amount of sadness from so many people."

Cascarino then recounted his journey to the Talksport studios that morning and the sight of photographs of the Queen from many historical eras. There was no mention of a Chinese takeaway.

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Cascarino and Sawyer were back on Talksport morning yesterday paying tribute to the Queen.

One tabloid's since-removed write-up on the Cascarino story apparently claimed he heard the news while broadcasting live on the radio, which would be doubly wrong as Talksport was broadcasting Arsenal's Europa League game with FC Zurich when the news broke.

While the fictional anecdote has provoked many humorous reactions on social media, it must be said that Cascarino never said this. 

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It one of a number of untrue stories to surface in the wake of the Queen's death. However, Wayne Lineker did really stage this bizarre commemoration of the Queen's death at his Ibiza nightclub this week

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