Many upset by McDonald’s unfortunate Halloween promotion in Portugal

REMOVED: Sundae Bloody Sundae promotion Credit: Twitter

MCDONALD’S in Portugal has apologised and withdrawn a Halloween promotion which used the words ‘Sundae Bloody Sundae.’

It was with a sense of outrage that many people on social media accused the company of insensitivity after it was pointed out that the phrase normally referred to the Bloody Sunday massacre which saw 13 people killed by British troops in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Sunday January 30 1972.

The company explained that it had no intention of offending or upsetting anyone with what was a local promotion.

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