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06th Apr 2016

People are quite rightly up in arms about this ludicrous, disgusting sandwich

This just isn't right...

Matt Tate

WARNING: once you’ve seen the banana and mayonnaise – yes mayonnaise –  sandwich, you might never be able to unsee it.

American NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. caused a tornado of disgust on social media yesterday, when he posted a picture of his ‘favourite sandwich’ to Twitter.

Now, we know that our transatlantic cousins are famously creative when it comes to their sandwich fillings. The peanut butter and jelly, for example, is a popular choice. Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Elvis Presley was known to favour a peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich for his lunch.

But there is absolutely no justification for this monstrosity, even if it does include the most versatile fruit going. You just cannot go about your day calling a mayonnaise and banana sandwich your number one sandwich.

It’s worth noting that, as ESPN’s Darren Rovell points out, Earnhardt has some sort of sponsorship deal with Hellmann’s, but even so, you can’t be promoting such an offensive combination. How does a wealthy sportsman, who presumably has access to any number of condiments and fillings, come up with that…thing?

Judging by the comments on the tweet, Earnhardt’s creation, which apparently has its roots in the Southern states, is not likely to become the next big thing in sandwiches.

Give us a good old-fashioned BLT any day.