KFC protester pelted with chicken

A protester against KFC was pelted with chicken and rugby-tackled to the ground while dressed in a 7ft chicken outfit.

Olly Tyler, 16, ended up covered in sauce, chicken wings and chicken nuggets after protesting outside the establishment dressed in the costume - which he had purchased for a staggering £600 – after reading claims the company uses factory hens kept in horrific conditions.

He told The Sun newspaper: “I was standing on a grass island outside the KFC so I was completely exposed. It was quite hard to see where the attacks came from because of the suit.

“I’ve protested outside this KFC before and I was pelted with three chicken wings, but this time it was much worse.

“People threw sauce and chicken wings at me as well as chicken nuggets. When I left the ground was covered in them.

“One guy punched me in the head. It didn’t hurt but I was really shocked. Twenty minutes later, two guys got out of their car and rugby tackled me to the ground. I have no idea why they did it. I think they just got caught in the hype.”

A spokesman for KFC insisted: “We are committed to poultry welfare.”

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