A 30-year-old Tianjin man thought it’d be a good idea to wear a t-shirt sporting the logo of the Imperial Japanese Navy to the Tiashan International Climbing Festival in Shandong. It was not.
The man was promptly beset upon by bystanders, who angrily ripped off his shirt and stomped on it.
Police reportedly confiscated the shirt to prevent the situation from escalating. Here, you can see the shirtless man sporting a Statue of Liberty tattoo (yea, we can’t figure this guy out either).
The man’s alleged reason for his wardrobe was that he grew up in Japan. This somehow didn’t appease netizens, who equated it to wearing a Nazi vest in Israel. Some disagreed, however, claiming that he had the right to wear whatever he wanted.
Editor’s note: The article previously stated that the incident occurred in Guangdong instead of Shandong, the actual location. It’s since been fixed.
[Photos via Taishan Photography School]