‘I’ve listened, now f**k off!’

George Ferguson’s most infamous phrase has been immortalised in a series of t-shirt designs.

“I’ve listened, now fuck off” was said by Ferguson last week to artist Paul Saville in the Bearpit. Watch the YouTube video of the incident here.

Two t-shirts have now been produced to commemorate the red-trousered mayor’s blue language:

I've Listened Now Fuck Off

George Says Fuck Off

Mayor George better watch his language today, which sees mayors from across England meet in Bristol with Lord Heseltine and Minister for Cities Greg Clark, followed by a conference discussing local government at the Watershed.

Other t-shirts from Bristol Rebel are none too complimentary of Ferguson:

Red Or Dead

Resistance Is Futile

6 Responses so far.

  1. Mr Brainwash says:

    Go George! That bloke looks like a proper bellend. I would have done more than just swear at him

  2. Paul Hassan says:

    The tea shirts ARE funny…. BUT if you listen to the video GF had the patience of JOB putting up with endlessly repeated point by Mr Freespirit (which incidentally I actually actually agree with) I’m sure there were other folk who would have wanted a word with the Mayor.. regardless of what you think of his politics ONE thing you can’t accuse George of being is *unavailable* for debate..he operates at a quantum level AND is literally at two places in the city at the same time. Twitter @cymyem

  3. Justin says:

    I’m with George on this – the guy can’t please all of the people all the time and shouting at him and harassing him repeatedly is a dick move.

  4. nid says:

    god the design of those t’s are awful…

  5. There are ways and means of talking to public figures, even talking at public events is okay so long as you don’t dominate the man’s time and allow others to speak with him as well. I think George’s accusation of Paul ‘stalking’ him deserves, at least, some serious consideration because it touches on the issue of how we should engage with public figures and how those figures should react appropriately. Of course Paul Saville has a right to be heard on this as well, but I was at a cycle hustings last year during the mayoral election campaign and didn’t particularly like the way Saville interrupted Fergusson and implied he was a member of an elitist almost conspiratorial organisation on the basis of Fergusson being a Merchant Venturer, so I have to say I think Fergusson’s complaint has some merit.

    • sal says:

      Putting oneself forward for election as mayor is an invitation to be approached and even badgered in a public place when one lives in a democracy. Being stalked is never that public an activity. Public figures have an obligation to develop a modicum of ability to self-monitor in terms of behaviour and choice of vocabulary. I hope Mr Ferguson really did listen, it’s not his forte. At ‘Give Me Back My Broken Night’ last month he talked all the way through the participants giving feedback… when challenged, he said he was asking someone to feedback from his own group. The person he was talking to was a female on his left, the person he said he was asking was a male on his right. I was at mayoral hustings at Common Commotion or Creative Common as some call it, at Temple Meads. Mr Ferguson was keen to tell us that he understood why all of us there did not want a mayor …. well some people there did want a mayor. He can’t possibly have known the individual reasons why some people didn’t. I used to avoid the bear-pit as it attracted people whose needs were (and still are not) provided for in late 20th and 21st century Bristol. ie they swore at and hassled passersby. If the bear-pit event was to say to Bristol “look, it’s now a safe, un-threatening place to be and to visit” … then both Mr Ferguson and Mr Saville have done a great dis-service to the organisations and individuals involved in attempting re-generation of this thoroughfare.

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