Success of t-shirt featuring Lichfield MP surprises creator

Michael Fabricant with his Viva Lich Vegas t-shirt

Michael Fabricant with his Viva Lich Vegas t-shirt

The creators of a t-shirt featuring Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant have said they’re pleased he saw the humour in their efforts.

The Viva Lich Vegas shirts feature the head of Mr Fabricant on an Elvis figure.

And with demand surprising even the creators – and raising money for charity – the company behind the t-shirts are pleased with the reception they’ve received.

Andy Bennetts from Sabcat said:

“The shirts have been selling well. The staff at the Paradise Lounge are also wearing them until after Easter and selling them behind the bar and giving what they make on them to Barnados.

“We expected a bit of a stir from the t-shirts. We tagged Michael in a photo of the shirt on Facebook, but what we didn’t know was whether he’d leave himself tagged in it or not. There’s nothing offensive about them but he could have taken the view that he’s an MP and it isn’t appropriate.

“But he went further than leaving himself tagged, he bought two andtold everyone he loved them! He even changed his Facebook profile picture to him wearing one. He can’t be accused of taking himself too seriously!”

After hearing about the decision to feature him on the shirts, Mr Fabricant said:

“I was astonished and delighted when I started to get emails last night telling me that a group of locals have started selling a Viva Lich Vegas t-shirt featuring me!”

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