A regional journalist has had his name daubed in six-foot high letters by a graffiti artist after writing a series of stories highlighting the problem on his patch.
Staff at Brighton daily The Argus found the name of reporter Amir Razavi plastered across the brickwork close to their Manchester Street headquarters – even though those responsible managed to mis-spell it.
The ‘artwork’ bears the message “Amir Rasavi [sic] is a hack”.
According to a story by The Argus, the perpetrator’s decision to choose Amir as their target is a “mystery” – but it follows a series of stories about a graffiti issue that has plagued Brighton and Hove in the past year.
Amir has reported on the people of Brighton’s anger at the ongoing problem, with many unhappy at the ‘tagging’ of many areas.
Andy Parkes, Newsquest South London and Sussex group managing editor, told HTFP: “To some extent [the perpetrator] is stating the obvious and, unlike our reporters, didn’t get his spelling quite right, but much like Amir’s early career at The Argus, he’s certainly made his mark.
“None of the Argus staff now have any excuse for not knowing what Amir does, they just need to glance out of the window.”