Man Seen Fleeing The London Attacks While Still Holding His Beer Has Been Identified
On Sunday an unidentified man was spotted fleeing the scene of the London Attacks while still holding on to his beer. Many hailed him as embodying the “Symbol Of London Spirit.”
Now, according to a Facebook post reported to be by a member of his family by the Liverpool ECHO, this man who has suddenly become a legend has apparently been identified.
A man who became an unlikely national hero after fleeing from the London terror attacks still clutching his pint is believed to be from Merseyside.
A photo circulated online shows the man, who the ECHO understands is Paul Armstrong from Maghull, running to safety while still holding onto his drink.
As for why Armstrong would still be holding on to his pint in the face of such terror? Many on Twitter have offered a pretty solid explanation.
As for those who don’t find humor in Brits being proud of the photo?
In other inspiring London news, a man named Richard Angell was also on the scene at a restaurant when the attacks took place. Here was his A+ response…
Speaking to BuzzFeed News at the police cordon on Borough High Street on Sunday morning, he said: “These people shouldn’t win. This is the best city in the world and Borough Market is one of my favourite bits of the best city in the world. I’m not going to let the barbaric acts of cowardly people minimise that.”
Angell, director of the left-leaning think tank Progress, said he would be returning to the restaurant once it reopens. “I’ve got to pay my bill. Also, we haven’t given the staff a tip and they looked out for us when they should have been helping themselves. It was lovely food and I want the rest of my main course.
“If they [the extremists] have a problem with me having a G&T with friends and flirting and being gay then I’m going to carry on doing it. If that’s so barbaric to these people then two fingers up to them.”
Two fingers up to them, indeed.