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Another Banksy bites the dust. Some nobber at TfL decided to paint over the famous Pulp Fiction image in which Jackson and Travolta clutch bananas in place of guns. The work near Old Street tube had been around for years.
Local barber George Thompson told the BBC, “People used to come from all over to see it and photograph it. There is no way it could have been mistaken for graffiti. Whoever destroyed it is an idiot.“
TfL are taking a hard line against graffiti. Not surprising really, given the spray-on Christmas decoration received by Camden Town last year. But wiping off a Banksy (valued at £300,000) seems a little potty. Especially as the mural was immediately replaced with lesser scrawl emploring the Bristolian to ‘Come back’.
A Tfl spokesperson commented, “We have no intention of changing this policy as it makes the transport system safer and more pleasant for passengers.“
We look forward to feeling safer at Old Street, now no one is pointing a banana at us.
Image from the BBC.