Oxford Street, Lonson - (Ass Mess): Fancy something snazzy for the weekend boys? Then how about the latest Russian eurotrash import T-shirt from Philip Green's Burton shops that are being flogged off as twelve quid a pop?
Nice Cyrillic writing designs on a range of background colours, kinda catchy phrase apparently says "Be proud of Russia!"
What could be more radically chic for a capital city already teeming with hundreds of thousands of Russians expats, spending their hard-won stolen oil and gas reserve dosh in the nation's shopping malls?
Just one teensy catch, lads.
Translate the slogan from the Russian and what do you get?
A typical Russian Neo-Nazi ethnic cleansing promo that reads: "We will cleanse Russia of all non-Russians!"
Now the Burton Group is wondering what the hell to do with the consignment of 25,000 offending items which have caused gasps of disbelief from foreign-sounding shoppers and fits of laughter from the British National Party whose Russian-speaking spokesman said today that the T-shirt was used by rightwing groups in Russia to stir dissent:
"That slogan, it's what's painted on the homes of foreigners by neo-Nazis in Moscow, St Petersberg and Murmansk."
There was no comment from Philip Green today who was said to be at his local synagogue for some religious holiday observances.
And although the items have npw been withdrawn from sale at least one thousand were sold in central London during the last few days in a bulk order purchased by a mystery buyer with a thick foreign accent....