- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A British man was arrested and charged Sunday after he was spotted at a Worcester pub wearing a T-shirt mocking the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster.

West Mercia Police launched an investigation after Paul Grange, 50, was seen wearing a T-shirt describing the disaster, a human crush that left 96 people dead, as “God’s way of helping” a pest control firm, The Liverpool Echo reported.

The owner of the Brewers Arms beer garden had asked the man to leave, but not before pub-goers snapped a photo of his shirt and shared it on social media, Breitbart News reported.

“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,” said Police Superintendent Kevin Purcell. “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 said Mr. Grange was charged under public order laws prohibiting the display of threatening and abusive signs and writing, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, The Liverpool Echo reported.

He has been released on bail to appear at Worcester Magistrates’ Court in July.

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