Police reassure drivers that M4 road signs are not a direction to Squid Game

Police reassure drivers that M4 road signs are not a direction to Squid Game

South Korean series Squid Game seems to be everywhere at the moment - but it’s randomly sprung up in one of the last places anyone would expect... the M4.

The Netflix show follows a number of players who have signed up to the games in the hopes of winning the life-changing cash prize. In each round, the contestants play different childhood games and if they lose they’re eliminated (in other words, grimly executed).

At the beginning, players were given a business card with a number inviting them to get in contact with the game makers. That card featured a distinctive design, with a circle, triangle and square - the same shapes that are worn by the masked guards.

And it seems the shapes are awfully similar to the ones spotted on a temporary sign at Junction 5 of the M4 in Slough.

But don’t panic yet, drivers - you’re not getting invited to some kind of UK equivalent of the life-or-death competition, as Thames Valley Police has reassured us.

The force posted on Twitter to quash this theory and reassure drivers that opting to turn left by the sign would not mean they would have to participate in a deadly game of British Bulldog.

Thames Valley Police tweeted: “Evening all,

“So, We can confirm that by following this signage from the M4 Junction 5 in @TVP_Slough will not lead you to the popular @netflix series #SquidGame It’s just directions for diversion routes during the roadworks…phew! #P6110

Phew indeed.

However, actor Wi Ha-Joon - who plays policeman Hwang Jun-Ho, who spends the series searching for his brother and exposing the powerful VIPs behind the game - told The Sun that he thinks Squid Game could happen in real life “if the extreme competition and wealth gap of our society persist”.

“But I certainly hope it never happens,” he clarified.

Well, at least the M4 is prepared if it does.

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