|Tripe poster a 'fake'|
An intern working on the TMB's Twitter account was suspended yesterday afternoon following a brief investigation into the incident. "I'm not sure what the motive behind this prank was, unless it was the work of a militant vegan keen to discredit the work of the TMB," chairman Sir Norman told the Wigan Daily Express in an interview late last night.
Sir Norman said he was disappointed that Dr Ripley had not researched the poster more carefully. "If Derek had paused to reflect for even a second, he would have realised that the Wigan Daily Mail did not in fact take over the sponsorship of the contest until 1956, and he might have smelled a rat," he said.