Somerset cricketer Max Waller 'spewing' after ID'd for 15-rated DVD

Bridgwater Mercury: Max Waller in action for Somerset last season. Max Waller in action for Somerset last season.

SOMERSET cricketer Max Waller was left ‘spewing’ after he was asked for ID while trying to buy a DVD in Sainsbury’s.

Max, 25, was purchasing a DVD with a 15 rating but was asked to produce proof of his age when at the check outs.

Following the incident, he posted on Twitter: “Unbelievableeee scenes at Sainsbury's today! ID'd for a '15' DVD! #surelyidontlook14 #baby-face #spewing #lostit #gutted #jobsworth #token”.

Sainsbury’s operates a Think 25 policy for all age restricted items that they sell, including DVDs which they say is to protect young people from what may be inappropriate for them.

A spokesman said: “We’re sorry Mr Waller was bowled over by our policy.  However, we do need to ensure that any age-restricted products are sold responsibly and that all our colleagues comply with this policy correctly.”

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1:42pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Wellington Shrek says...

should be thankful really cos i now get upset that I don't get id'd. Grow up man, was it so difficult to get your wallet out and show your driving licence.
should be thankful really cos i now get upset that I don't get id'd. Grow up man, was it so difficult to get your wallet out and show your driving licence. Wellington Shrek

2:02pm Mon 2 Dec 13

topcataj says...

Adam Dibble will be very pleased this article has actually happened!
Adam Dibble will be very pleased this article has actually happened! topcataj

2:16pm Mon 2 Dec 13

prickles says...

They were just obeying the rules. The member of staff could of been at risk of losing job. Better safe than sorry. Just stop moaning about it.
They were just obeying the rules. The member of staff could of been at risk of losing job. Better safe than sorry. Just stop moaning about it. prickles

2:40pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Bill Muggins says...

Sounds like he is a big kid so deserved to be asked for ID.
Sounds like he is a big kid so deserved to be asked for ID. Bill Muggins

4:51pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Samej1 says...

Maybe he used the term 'spewing' when he was buying it - I stopped using that descriptor when I was about 15 so it probably made the sales assistant err on the side of caution!
Maybe he used the term 'spewing' when he was buying it - I stopped using that descriptor when I was about 15 so it probably made the sales assistant err on the side of caution! Samej1

8:48pm Mon 2 Dec 13

rumpypumpy says...

And this is news ?
And this is news ? rumpypumpy

6:40am Tue 3 Dec 13

jujubabyfr says...

Oh come on guys it's not like he called the newspaper and reported it... Think you'll find he probably found it quite amusing and mentioned to mates on twitter or similar...... Chill out guys, comment on some real news items
Oh come on guys it's not like he called the newspaper and reported it... Think you'll find he probably found it quite amusing and mentioned to mates on twitter or similar...... Chill out guys, comment on some real news items jujubabyfr

7:24am Tue 3 Dec 13

rich1973 says...

God I wish they would ask me for id make my day that would
God I wish they would ask me for id make my day that would rich1973

8:51am Tue 3 Dec 13

souwesterly says...

Childish attitude.......perha
ps mental age of 14!
Childish attitude.......perha ps mental age of 14! souwesterly

12:14pm Tue 3 Dec 13

grow_up says...

This is ridiculous... He didn't ask the gazette to write it or for anyone to read it on here...
This is ridiculous... He didn't ask the gazette to write it or for anyone to read it on here... grow_up

12:34pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Samej1 says...

jujubabyfr wrote:
Oh come on guys it's not like he called the newspaper and reported it... Think you'll find he probably found it quite amusing and mentioned to mates on twitter or similar...... Chill out guys, comment on some real news items
That's just the problem - twitter isn't just mates, it's the whole world, and saying he '#lostit' assumes anger at the time?
[quote][p][bold]jujubabyfr[/bold] wrote: Oh come on guys it's not like he called the newspaper and reported it... Think you'll find he probably found it quite amusing and mentioned to mates on twitter or similar...... Chill out guys, comment on some real news items[/p][/quote]That's just the problem - twitter isn't just mates, it's the whole world, and saying he '#lostit' assumes anger at the time? Samej1

3:56pm Tue 3 Dec 13

livvi_16 says...

it's quite childish that anyone is spending their time just to write silly comments on here like 'mental age of 14'. I think it's quite a funny story and makes a change to smile about something on here. Thank you Gazette!
it's quite childish that anyone is spending their time just to write silly comments on here like 'mental age of 14'. I think it's quite a funny story and makes a change to smile about something on here. Thank you Gazette! livvi_16

5:14pm Tue 3 Dec 13

grocer33 says...

Get over yourself Max,same rule for everyone. p.s. put your toys back in your pram!!!!
Get over yourself Max,same rule for everyone. p.s. put your toys back in your pram!!!! grocer33

5:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

navman141 says...

It is a stupid rule. The reason the DVD carried an age restriction is because it was unsuitable for under 15's. Sainsbury's have taken it upon themselves to refuse to sale ANY age related items to anyone THEY consider looks to be under TWENTY FIVE. Quite ridiculous. My 28 year daughter was also ID'd for a 15 DVD. Her response..... she didn't buy it and now NEVER buys any age related items from Sainsburys as a matter of principle.
It is a stupid rule. The reason the DVD carried an age restriction is because it was unsuitable for under 15's. Sainsbury's have taken it upon themselves to refuse to sale ANY age related items to anyone THEY consider looks to be under TWENTY FIVE. Quite ridiculous. My 28 year daughter was also ID'd for a 15 DVD. Her response..... she didn't buy it and now NEVER buys any age related items from Sainsburys as a matter of principle. navman141

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