Pub chain Wetherspoon suffered a shortage of pigs in blankets due to a lack of EU workers.

It comes after the British Meat Association (BMA) warned that the festive snacks could be in short supply in 2019 because of a lack of seasonal EU workers within the UK's meat plants.

Nick Allen, chief executive of the BMA, told the BBC  that the bacon is wrapped around sausages by hand, so the shortage of labour means that many pigs have been left without their blankets.

The news has been a source of great amusement amongst some diners after JD Wetherspoon CEO Tim Martin's vocal support for Brexit.

The chain has since warned customers about the lack of pigs in blankets by placing posters in some of its pubs.

According to the BBC, a poster displayed in The George pub in Croydon read: "Owing to a supplier issue, our pigs in blankets will be without their blankets."

However, this poster is now said to have been removed and the issue has been resolved.

People have also been sharing pictures of their blanket-less pigs on Twitter, and it's safe to say they're not happy.

"Now I’m no chef but I’m pretty sure my pigs in blankets are meant to come with the blankets. Cheers, son’s crying. Nice one," wrote one disgruntled customer.

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Somebody else said: "Pigs in blankets’ in Wetherspoons in York, I see no blankets."

Speaking to the BBC, a spokesperson for JD Wetherspoon said: "There was a blip in supply, but that has been sorted and we now have a full supply of pigs in blankets.

"When the blip occurred, the company purchased some pigs that were missing the blanket to maintain availability.

"Customers can be assured that pigs in blankets are available in our pubs."