A man was punched by a supermarket worker on Christmas Eve after asking the employee to wear his mask properly over his nose.

The shopper, who wishes to remain anonymous, was reportedly left bloodied and bruised after going to pick up some last minute bits for Christmas Day.

As he was making his way down an aisle of a Coles supermarket branch in Sydney he noticed two employees stacking shelves and saw one man's mask was beneath his nose.

The shopper asked the worker to adjust his face covering following the recent reintroduction of masks by the New South Wales government, MailOnline reports.

But the employee didn't take the ask very well and allegedly replied "What's it to you?" before punching the shopper twice in the face.

"I felt like I was going to vomit," the man told Daily Mail Australia.

"He thumped me on my head and mouth, and then as I fell to the ground I hit my head."

The man was left with gashes on his head and blood dripping down his face.

His gums were also injured and filled his mouth with blood.

The shopper called out for help and other employees rushed to the aisle to direct the attacker, who is believed to be in his early 20s, away from the incident.

Four police officers arrives and cleaned the man up before calling an ambulance as a precaution.

"It ruined my Christmas. I spent most of yesterday in bed," he said.

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"My family are all overseas and I didn't want them to talk to me over Zoom, because I didn't want them to know what had happened to me and worry."

The attacked shopper told the Daily Mail Australia that he had sought help from a manager after the staff member initially ignored his request to wear the mask properly.

A manager allegedly started to follow the shopper back to the aisle but at one point stopped and turned around, leaving the customer alone with the un-masked staffer.

He said he was shocked by the manager and staffs' response to the situation.

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"I felt like the manager was accusing me of being the aggressor," the man said.

"He said "stay with him". Then he started shouting at me when I was on the phone to emergency services.

"Nobody in Coles came up to me and said sorry for what happened. In fact, nobody asked if I was ok or asked if I needed a glass of water."

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