‘Lizard Liz dead’: Scottish chip shop owner kicked out of trading group after Queen’s death celebration


A CHIP shop owner who mocked the Queen’s death and had to be escorted off her premises by police has had her membership in a trade organization revoked.

Police intervened after a crowd gathered outside Jaki Fish and Chip Shop in Muir of Ord, Inverness-shire, after Jacki Pickett shared a video celebrating the passing of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.

She popped champagne after Buckingham Palace confirmed the longest-serving monarch’s death at 6.30pm last night.

She held up a sign that read: ‘Lizard Liz is dead and London Bridge has fallen’, accompanied by a smiling face.

The National Fish Fryers Federation (NFFF), which exists to protect the interests of the fish and chip industry, has now acted.

He said: “The NFFF has been made aware of social media posts made by one of our members which are in very poor taste and completely contrary to all of the values ​​held dear to our organization and our industry.

“We have discussed this as a board and have made the decision to revoke this business owner’s membership and we will write to him and ask him to remove any association of the NFFF from his business, social media and of its websites.

In a video that was released, she opened a bottle of champagne and shouted, “Whooo-hoooo. Lizard Is Dead. Whooo-hooo. London Bridge is down. Next step, ladies and gentlemen.”

While the clip was taken down and the chip shop’s Facebook page was taken down, her actions were widely condemned.

A reviewer reposted the video and said, “Jaki’s fish and chip shop, Muir of Ord. What a fucking embarrassment.”

Another contacted a local radio station to ask it to decline further publicity for the chip shop.

“As a small local community, we are disgusted by the behavior of the owner,” the Twitter user said.

Another said: “Such an unpleasant and inhuman thing to do. Now is not the time to express it just because you somehow feel the death of someone so respected around the world .”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘Shortly after 8.30pm on Thursday 8 September, officers attended a business in the Seaforth Road area of ​​Muir of Ord following a report of a large crowd gathered in the area.

“Officers remained at the scene to ensure the safety of everyone present and the group then dispersed peacefully.

“No further police action was required.”

The video comes after she bragged about receiving a King Charles award on her website.

She said: “As a young mum, I took part in many events and also did voluntary work, even skydiving to raise funds to build a skate park, calling for a rent strike so that houses in the area where I lived are brought up to standard, and visit Prince Charles’ office in London to receive an award.”


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