ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Sunday Mar 22, 2020

Nigel Owens calls out selfish shoppers for bulk buying over Coronavirus

Welsh referee Nigel Owens has condemned the bulk buying which is taking place at British supermarkets amid COVID-19 fears.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 48-year-old international official used his Walesonline column to call out the “selfish” individuals stocking up on food and supplies such as toilet paper.

“I believe those bulk buying are being very selfish, that is people going out there and not caring for someone who goes without,” said Owens.

“We need to be sensible about it. We don’t need to stock up on things for months and months on end. If people are sensible and just keep a few things for a rainy day the country can supply enough food for everyone.

“There’s only one word for people who bulk buy – selfish. People are going out there and panicking and buying loads and loads of stuff, they need to take a long look in the mirror because it’s selfish. 

“It’s not caring or looking out for your family. I don’t know how some of these people would have survived generations ago.

“By all means buy things for those who can’t go to the shop themselves and if you are vulnerable or elderly and can’t make frequent visits to the shop, then one can understand you buying a bit extra to tide you over for a bit longer, but those needlessly emptying the shelves, please stop and think of others.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I just don’t understand this bulk buying of toilet paper. We need to think about other people because we’re all in this together and we need to help each other out. Don’t go over the top and make other people go without.”

Comments




Related Articles

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge puts on his boxing gloves ready...

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy scenes as player deliberately kicks...

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    RFU make decision on transgender players...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 22 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 22 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Christian Wade proves he still has the X-factor with 50 metre mazy finish for Racing 92

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Magical sevens try leaves defender stuck in the mud

View All

Funnies

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Louis Rees-Zammit's real reason for NFL move exposed

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

View All

Amateur

  • 67 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 67 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Kyle Rowe’s remarkable journey from an Amazon warehouse to the international stage

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Bath Rugby bolster squad with another young signing

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    How Jordie Barrett could fit into the Leinster system

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Statement: Ken Owens forced to retire with immediate effect

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Statement: Finn Russell injury update

View All