'Groom on stag do' stopped by police after friends made him wear Just Stop Oil t-shirt
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A man who is believed to have been on his stag do was the victim of a horrendous stitch-up after his ‘mates’ made him wear a Just Stop Oil t-shirt to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this past weekend.
Yeah, that was always destined to end badly, wasn’t it?
The group – who are attempting to pressure the government into issuing no further licences for oil and gas extraction or exploration – have made a number of high-profile appearances at events, including the World Snooker Championship, Premier League football games, The Ashes and – most recently – Wimbledon.
Let’s not forget that they disrupted the same Grand Prix last year, when several people invaded the track whilst the race was ongoing, which doesn’t seem like the cleverest idea.
But, we digress.
This bloke at Silverstone doesn’t appear to have been a member of Just Stop Oil, but seems to have been the victim of an almighty wind-up from his mates, who dressed him in the instantly recognisable orange get-up of the protesters.
A photo of the man in his t-shirt was later shared on Twitter, with a caption reading: “British Grand Prix today.
“It’s this bloke’s stag and his mates have made him wear this.
“Keeps getting stopped by the police.”
It must be a pretty hard one to explain, that.
Let’s hope that the pranksters also brought another shirt for him to change into, because you could easily see the police failing to take the joke and booting him out altogether.
Still, Just Stop Oil were front and centre in the conversation at the Grand Prix, even if they didn’t actually hold a protest.
Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, even passed comment saying he’d support a peaceful protest if one was to happen.
When asked about it, he said: “Yes. I support peaceful protests.”
He then added: “From my perspective, and my team’s perspective, we are focused on sustainability and we believe in what people [the protesters] are fighting for and we are making those changes as a sport,
“But safety is key.
“We don’t want to put them in harm’s way and we don’t want to put anyone else in harm’s way.
“If there was to be one [a protest] we hope it is not on track.
“I’ll always support those standing up for what they believe in, it must be done safely.”