Veteran South Armagh Republican Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy has lodged legal proceedings against Steven Knight the creator of BBC hit show ‘Peaky Blinders’ we can reveal.
The south Armagh man has claimed copyright infringements saying the character Thomas Shelby played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy is based on himself.
Slab told Newry Spud:
“It’s clear that Fein Tom Shelby is based on me. He’s a community activist a businessman in the fuel industry and a lover of freedom for the people of his community.
Now I would usually leave it and not bother with the legal shite but they dress him in a flat cap! Everyone knows that I basically invented the flat cap look. I can’t let that one slide fein. I just can’t.”