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Uber driver in Australia refuses couple’s ride over Christmas ham

Uber driver in Australia refuses couple’s ride over Christmas ham

A war veteran and his wife in Australia were left stranded on the side of the road by their Uber driver after a bizarre debacle with a Christmas ham, Perth Now reports.

Peter and Marion Archibald could not believe their luck when they scored a leg of ham in their local RSL raffle.

Shortly after hopping in an Uber post-night out, the Archibalds were kicked to the kerb by their driver.

“The guy said, ‘what’s that, what is it’?” Mr Archibald said.

After telling him it was a leg of ham, “the guy said ‘no-no, trip cancelled, trip cancelled’.”

“As soon as he saw it’s a leg of ham he said ‘I’m Muslim, ride’s finished’, and drove off.”

The unusual roadblock meant the couple had to call friends and ask for a lift home – a task made even more frustrating after discovering they had been charged $10 for the cancelled trip.

“If you’re going to work in dealing with the public, these things are going to come across so you have to ask yourself are you in the right job,” Mr Archibald said.

Uber told 7NEWS Perth if the Archibalds had an issue, they could go to the help section of the Uber app.