Peterborough man threatened with fine over bad t-shirt

By Isabelle on August 13th, 2007 0 comments yet. Be the First

Tommysaxondale

August is traditionally silly season for news, and this is by far the silliest story I’ve seen. Peterborough street wardens told David Pratt as he sat at a bus stop with his wife that his t-shirt could cause offence or incite violence. The offending item bore the slogan: "Don’t piss me off! I am running out of places to hide the bodies."  "I really don’t see how the wording on my T-shirt could incite violence – it’s humour, that’s all it is," said Mr Pratt who is seeking an apology. Peterborough City Council said: "The
incident is the subject of an official complaint to the council and is
currently under investigation."
The t-shirt reminds me of something you’d find in Magz from Saxondale’s "Smash the System" anarchic t-shirt shop. I actually find the typeface more offensive than the wording but that’s me.

[via BBC News]




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