Students wear t-shirts with ‘consent is a myth’ on back

University students have sparked outraged after wearing sick t-shirts with ‘rape is not a crime’ and ‘I touch kids’ during a freshers’ week pub crawl.

The teenagers, from Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam in South Yorkshire, wore the clothing as part of a social event.

But the shocking t-shirts had ‘rape me’, ‘consent is a  myth’, ‘she CAN be asking for it’ and ‘Maddie is in my cupboard’ – a twisted reference to missing Madeleine McCann. 

The shirts were supplied by the organisers of the North vs Midlands vs South Freshers Bar Crawl without any messaging on them but some students scrawled vile messages on them.

One student was photographed wearing a t-shirt which had ‘consent is a myth’ written on the back 

A group of five men and a girl were refused drinks at a bar, Tiger Works, and were made to leave after fellow students demanded bouncers escort them from the premises.

Organisers of the bar crawl handed the t-shirts out to the students before the offensive messages were written on the back by some of the students. 

Matt Millner, a second year Marketing Communications and Advertising student at Sheffield Hallam, told The Tab: ‘It was a group of five lads and one girl.

‘The others had equally horrible stuff written on theirs like “rape is not a crime” and “she CAN be asking for it”.

‘Everyone was looking at them and dead-eyeing them, my group of 10 people moved away because it was ruining the night seeing such disrespectful stuff.

‘It was around 10pm as it was the first bar on the bar crawl. I saw a bar man refuse to serve them.

‘I told a bouncer and then I never saw them again, they were for sure removed from Tiger Works. Though it was a bar crawl and they just could have gone elsewhere.’

Christopher David Boler was shocked after seeing the image and said the event was ‘unnerving’. 

A group of five men and a girl were refused drinks at a bar, Tiger Works (pictured), and were made to leave

A group of five men and a girl were refused drinks at a bar, Tiger Works (pictured), and were made to leave

He said: ‘This is very unnerving and insensitive imagine if you were in Madeleine Mccann’s parents position not knowing where your daughter is.

‘Please can people be more respectful and think about other people’s feelings.’

Another shocked reveller added: ‘I saw them on the bar crawl in Soyo buying drinks, so pretty sure they just carried on the bar crawl.

‘Uni need to do something about it.

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‘It is absolutely disgusting, it knocked me sick seeing words like that on someone’s top like it’s a funny joke.’

The bar crawl, organised by EatMyDisco Events, took place on Thursday, September 21.

Offensive t-shirt were spotted in a number of city centre bars including TigerWorks, West Street Live, Players, Soyo and Code.

An EatMyDisco spokesman said: ‘We cannot control what individuals write on their T-shirts but naturally deplore any controversial statements or slogans which might cause offence.

‘If the individuals involved can be identified to us we will do everything we can do ensure they are banned from all future bar crawls.’