Couple shocked to receive Little Caesars pizza topped with pepperoni swastika

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Photo credit Twitter/@LaskaMisty

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An Ohio couple won't be ordering from Little Caesars ever again after the pepperoni slices on their pizza were arranged in a swastika.

"So my husband stopped at #LittleCaesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home! I’m truly disappointed," a horrified Misty Laska tweeted early Sunday morning. "This is truly saddening and disturbing and not funny at all! These aren’t funny jokes and shouldn’t be made period and on company time?!"

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Misty's husband Jason Laska had picked up the pizza from a Little Caesars shop in Brook Park, a suburb of Cleveland. It was when he got home, that the couple discovered the appalling layout of the pepperoni.

Jason told WJW-TV that Misty "turned and asked me ‘Babe, did you order this, did they make it for you?’ And I turned around and looked at it and I could see the shock on her face and then my jaw just dropped."

They called the shop, but it had already closed for the night. The next day, the manager called.

Jason said that the manager said workers claimed "it was supposed to be an internal joke that they were playing on each other and the other employee, and the pizza was never intended to go out. He also confirmed that he had let the employees go that morning."

Jason said, "It’s unacceptable and in our minds, we are just never going to go back there."

“We are the type of people that support the diversity in our country, we embrace and love it. We just want to see this hate stop,” Misty said.

A Little Caesars spokeswoman said in a statement, “We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated. We’re deeply disappointed that this happened, as this conduct is completely against our values. We have also reached out to the customer to discuss this personally with him.”