A MUM who rolled her Range Rover into Insulate Britain protesters has been slammed for launching merchandise inspired by the clash.
Sherrilyn Speid, 34, nudged her £80,000 car into two Insulate Britain activists who were blocking her path last month as she tried to take her 11-year-old son to school.
The mum’s brazen actions were praised by some Brits who branded her a “hero” and “legend”.
But others called for her arrest and suggested she lose her license.
Biting back, Sherrilyn, from Grays, Essex, wrote on Instagram that she was setting up a new website, and would be selling customised merchandise.
Under the name Range Rover Mum, the mental health specialist will be selling hoodies (£36.76), cropped hoodies (£25.82), mugs (£12.54), leggings (£33.19) and indoor cushions (various prices) all tagged with the RRM design.
But the news left some people furious, with potential customers quick to comment.
One person wrote on Twitter: “@LandRoverUKPR @LandRover_UK You might want to check up on Range Rover Mum’s exploitation of your trademark following her violent attack and abuse of peaceful protestors?”
Mais lido em Notícias
Outro disse: “Who’s going to buy that s***? Makes me laugh… lives in a terrace house and spends a fortune on a Range Rover every month. Priorities.”
Others were more supportive, com uma pessoa escrevendo: “Good on her. Held up and made to look like the baddie by these tree-hugging b*******.
“She’s quite right to try to get something back from the whole thing!”
Ms Speid told LADbible: “I actually didn’t think of the merch myself, it was the public that asked me to make the merch.
“They come to me, messaged me, and they suggested it and they actually designed it as well.
“My merch is based on empowerment, female empowerment. It’s the raise aspirations and inspire people that even if you’re a single mum you can still go out there and you can still set up businesses and make something of yourself.”
‘PUSHED TO THE EDGE’
Sherrilyn was last month filmed getting out of her black Range Rover Velar to remonstrate with a pair of protesters because she needed to get her son to school.
But when they refused to budge, she got back in her motor, started up and rolled it into the demonstrators to push them out of her way.
Onlookers eventually dragged them away but Sherrilyn’s usual ten-minute trip took 45 and she and her son were late.
Sherrilyn, who was a youth worker for seven years, insisted she just gave the eco-warriors a “nudge” as a scare tactic and “would never hurt anyone and is not violent”.
Ela adicionou: “I shouldn’t have let the anger get the better of me but they pushed me to the edge.
“What they’re doing is wrong. They’re not peaceful, they’re obstructive and they’re rude.
“I’m upset I lost my temper and maybe I could’ve gone about it in a different way but I will always stand up for what I believe in – that people should be entitled to live their normal lives.
“And I was standing up for all the other mums who are just trying to take their kids to school.”