Dead Men Left

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Hackney. Funny old place. It's council is overthrowing capitalism and replacing it with something nicer:

Hackney Council is calling on Nike to compensate the young people of Hackney for their misappropriation of the Council's logo for use on a World Cup range of sportswear. The Council has threatened Nike with legal action, after the global sportswear giant produced a range of kit and equipment bearing an exact replica of the Council's logo, without seeking permission. The Council is demanding financial compensation to spend on sports development in the borough.

No Logo innit. The council website has pictures. Why anyone in their right mind would want to wear the beastly garments I do not know, though they're (perhaps) preferable to godawful Oxford hoodies. Also naughtily abusing the Hackney Council logo, this.