Friday 24 March 2017

Internet pranksters gain revenge on man arrested for wearing offensive Hillsborough t-shirt

The man's t-shirt featured a slur mocking the death of 96 people in the Hillsborough tragedy
The man's t-shirt featured a slur mocking the death of 96 people in the Hillsborough tragedy
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A man who was flung from a pub for wearing a t-shirt that mocked the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy has been targeted by online pranksters.

The pubgoers was ejected from the Brewers Arms in Worcester after staff realised what the message on the man's clothing meant.

The wording on the top suggested that the 1989 tragedy was “Gods way” of helping a pest control company.

The 50-year-old was arrested by West Mercia police.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell told the Liverpool Echo: “I understand the alarm and distress the offensive language shown on this t-shirt will have caused to both the people in and around the pub and further afield.

“I would like to thank the landlord of the pub for his support and all the members of the public who were in the pub at the time and came forward to report it.

“Police acted very quickly to arrest the individual and he remains in police custody at this time.”

In response to the incident, Twitter users are sending a man, believed to be the person in custody, a series of eccentric items.

Among the 'gifts' reportedly being sent to the man's home this morning are four taxis, nearly £2,000 worth of takeaway food, a 'mini-horse', a pallet of Coca Cola and a parrot, a 70-strong crate of Lilt, a clown, 10 diggers,  a giant crane, 25 cement mixers, a package of poo, £600 worth of Viagra and one prankster has even ordered him a male prostitute, according to social media posts.

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