Stephen Yaxley-Lennon has been jailed for nine months for contempt of court and he’s not happy about it. He also no doubt wants to be referred to as Tommy Robinson here and just about anywhere else.
The erstwhile leader of the English Defence League regards himself as a champion of justice and free speech but few share that opinion. Interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang isn’t exactly the kind of heroic work we might associate with Woodward and Bernstein.
The rabble-rouser has been walking around this week with a T-shirt dominated by the slogan. “convicted of journalism”. He wasn’t convicted of journalism, incidentally, it was the aforementioned interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang. It’s important to keep that in mind.
Over on Twitter, all this was too much to resist. A black shirt with white writing is so easy to photoshop that the public decided to get creative.