Not ‘Squid Game,’ just roadwork signage, UK police say

Construction route or invitation to a game of life and death?

By Suzie Ziegler 

SLOUGH, England — Police in England took to Twitter on Monday to assure drivers they are not about to enter a sinister game of life and death. The reference is to a hit Netflix show called Squid Game, a dystopian Korean drama where adults play children’s games (and are executed if they lose). 

On Twitter, Thames Valley Police shared a photo of highway signage that looks like symbols from the show. In the first episode, a character is invited to the Squid Game with a card showing a square, circle and triangle. 

“We can confirm that by following this signage from the M4 Junction 5 in Thomas Valley will not lead you to the popular @netflix series #SquidGame,” police tweeted. “It’s just directions for diversion routes during the roadworks…phew!” 

Not everyone was convinced. 

“I still feel you should investigate this further. Thank you for your understanding,” one Twitter user joked. 

“Would you rather get stuck in traffic, or play Squid Game? If it was the M25 it would be no contest,” wrote another.  

The show has become a phenomenon, with 111 million worldwide views in less than a month, according to The Guardian.


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