A man who wore a despicable t-shirt, mocking those who who died in the Hillsborough tragedy, has been targeted by online vigilante pranksters, bombarding the man with random ‘gifts’.
The hideous t-shirt caused outrage on social media when Paul Grange, 50, was spotted at a pub in Worcester wearing a shirt that suggested that the Hillsborough disaster was ‘Gods way’ of performing pest control.
The Mirror reports that angry Twitter users are now sending the man all manner of shite in revenge for his insensitive wardrobe choice, including a 70-strong crate of Lilt, a clown, 10 diggers, a bag of shit and even a huge crane.
But it goes beyond even that, with online pranksters claiming to have sent even more random presents to the man they believe wore the shirt, despite the fact he’s trying to sell his house and even has an estate agent coming round to value the property.
Here’s the full list of the gifts he’s received so far:
- A clown
- A male prostitute
- A 70-strong crate of Lilt
- At least four taxis
- 10 diggers
- 25 cement mixers
- A crane
- Nearly £2,000 worth of takeaway food
- Live fish
- A package of poo
- Pallets of Coca-Cola
- A parrot
- A ‘mini-horse’
- £600 worth of Viagra
The presents haven’t stopped yet though, with one Twitter user apparently arranging for a Jehovah’s Witness to visit his house on Wednesday to ‘give him guidance’.
Presents aside, the man’s incredibly distasteful choice in wardrobe has got him in quite a bit of trouble.
First of all, The Liverpool Echo has reported that the pub-goer was banned from the pub as soon as staff noticed his hideous shirt, with the Pub’s landlord calling it ‘disgusting’.
Meanwhile, the BBC reports that police arrested Mr Grange yesterday, charging him with displaying abusive writing which is ‘likely to cause distress’. Grange was later bailed and ordered to appear at Worcester Magistrates’ Court in July.
Superintendent Kevin Purcell, West Mercia Police, said:
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.
Back in April, an inquest concluded the 96 fans were unlawfully killed at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.