Horrified drinkers have spoken of their disgust after a group of students on an annual bar crawl wrote “CONSENT IS A MYTH” on their t-shirts.
According to people who attended the student event, other t-shirts had “rape is not a crime” and “she CAN be asking for it” hand-written on them.
The group, consisting of five males and one female, were allegedly refused drinks at the bar and told to leave by shocked bar staff.
Matt, a second year Marketing Communications and Advertising student at Sheffield Hallam, told The Tab: “It was a group of five lads and one girl.
“The others had equally horrible stuff written on theirs like ‘rape is not a crime’ and ‘she CAN be asking for it’.
“Everyone was looking at them and dead-eyeing them, my group of around 10 people moved away because it was ruining the night seeing such disrespectful stuff.
“It was around 10pm as it was the first bar on the bar crawl.
“I saw a barman refuse to serve them. I told a bouncer and then I never saw them again, they were for sure removed from Tiger Works.
“It was a bar crawl and they just could have gone elsewhere.”
The ‘North vs Midlands vs South bar crawl’ in Sheffield, South Yorks., is a hugely popular event with hundreds of students from both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam descending on bars and clubs.
Another shocked reveller added: “I saw them on the bar crawl in Soyo buying drinks, so pretty sure they just carried on the bar crawl.
“Uni need to do something about it.
“It is absolutely disgusting, it knocked me sick seeing words like that on someone’s top like it’s a funny joke.”
A spokesperson for Eat My Disco, the company hosting the bar crawl, said: “We cannot control what individuals write on their t-shirts but naturally deplore any controversial statements or slogans which might cause offence.
“If the individuals involved can be identified to us we will do everything we can do to ensure they are banned from all future bar crawls.”
As to whether the group were removed from Tiger Works, a spokesperson for the bar commented: “As far as I’m aware this didn’t happen, I was in that night and saw nothing like this.
“I haven’t been informed by anyone else of this so this is the first I’ve heard about it.
“It’s always a really well run bar crawl and the people on it are usually very well behaved.”