Starting back in 2012, the sale was said to have been triggered by a drop in the company’s overall revenue, leaving bosses with no choice but to force close hundreds of branches.
Store manager Tom Morris explained: ‘I’m no businessman but I’m starting to think that this closing down thing might just be a way of getting people in to buy up all these Slazenger t-shirts we’re struggling to shift.’
He continued: ‘We might be celebrating today but we’ve been facing imminent closure for over 2,500 days now, it’s basically a living hell. I can’t even ask the bank for a mortgage because they constantly think I’ll be out of work at any given moment. It’s a bit like being on a zero hours contract…’