Lewisham Police spark 'racism' row over controversial four-leaf clover St Patrick's Day tweet
St Patrick’s 2016

Lewisham Police spark 'racism' row over controversial four-leaf clover St Patrick's Day tweet

LEWISHAM Police have apologised after a post wishing their followers a Happy St Patrick’s Day received mixed reaction on Twitter.

The tweet – which has now been removed – depicted the shape of a four-leaf clover using handcuffs.

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Following the message being sent from Lewisham Police – based in southeast London – Twitter users accused them of being ‘racist.’ Some people were more concerned that the police didn’t know the difference between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover, while others saw the funny side.

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The original image was used by San Diego Police in 2014 to urge people not to drink and drive on St Patrick’s Day.

See a few of the reactions below...

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