Remember the man who became a national hero for fleeing Saturday’s terror attack while still clutching his pint?
Well, his identity has finally been revealed. Apparently his name is Paul Armstrong.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a photo emerged of Paul and others fleeing the atrocity in London Bridge. Paul, who was still holding his pint, was doing a light jog down the street – carefully avoiding any spillage.
It came to symbolise London’s ability to stick two fingers up at terrorism in a pretty calm and casual way.
According to a Facebook post shared by a relative, and reported by the Liverpool Echo, Paul genuinely did take his pint with him because of how expensive drinks are in London.
‘So that guy with the pint?’ the post said. ‘Yes, that’s the elusive Paul Armstrong. That’s what happens when you’re a Scouser paying London pint prices.’
In the wake of the attack, Paul’s photo was shared hundreds of thousands of times.
A parody account of Lynton Crosby called @LyntonSpins wrote: ‘People flee a terrorist attack LIKE LONDONERS. #LoveLondon #LondonBridge’
And Andrew Brooks tweeted: ‘Evacuate? Well, OK. But this beer cost £6 a pint. I’m taking it with me. #LondonBridge’
Cheers to that.
(Originally Published at metro.co.uk, click here for more)
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