A POSTBOX in Sheffield has been spray-painted with the words 'Up the IRA', causing a furore among local residents.
The 'terrorist' graffiti – which references a popular Irish Republican Army slogan – was first spotted outside Upperthorpe Road post office on Saturday.
Writing on Twitter, one local resident said: "Grrr who wrote this crap? Probably couldn't pick Ireland out on a map of the world."
— George Torr (@GeorgeTorr_) January 28, 2018
Someone with no understanding of what it means,, go back to watching tele tubies thats about your intelligence.
— Steve (@07stv) January 28, 2018
Grrrrrr.....What plastic Paddy wrote this crap?
Probably couldn't pick Ireland out on a map of the world.
'UP THE IRA' - Graffiti daubed on Sheffield postbox in support of terror group https://t.co/eW309fugMk
— Belfast Child (@bfchild66) January 28, 2018
While another added: "Someone with no understanding of what it means, go back to watching teletubbies that's about your intelligence."
The defacement comes just a week after a sticker bearing the words 'Multiculturalism is Genocide' was stuck on a lampost in Sheffield city centre.
According to the Sheffield Star, a request has been lodged to Sheffield Council to remove the IRA graffiti.
The Irish Post has contacted South Yorkshire Police for comment.