Police in England have clarified that a road sign has symbols that also appear on the hit Netflix series simply pointed out a detour.
LONDON - A road sign in England with symbols similar to those appearing in the hit Netflix series "Squid Game " has nothing to do with the show, reassured the police.
The sign, along the M4 motorway near Slough, about 25 miles west of London, read a 'diversion "(Or detour, in American English), not an entry to the game in the South Korean dystopian survival drama, Thames Valley Police said on Twitter this week .
In " Squid Game ", a nine-part series that quickly became The # 1 show on Netflix since its last month release, contestants go head-to-head for cash prizes. TedSarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, said there was " chances are it's our biggest show ever .
The sign had the outlines of a triangle, square and circle, as well as an arrow indicating the next exit. According to a guide to road signs from the UK Department for Transport, the shapes are used, individually, to indicate an emergency detour.
We did not know how the drivers would have understood that the combination of symbols, without words, signaled a detour.
A door -speech of Slough Borough CouncilIssement said the board had no responsibility for the sign, which was put up by Highway s England, the agency that oversees major roads.
" As much as Slough likes to be on the cutting edge of new trends, we can promise there is no squid game in our town, "said spokesperson Kate Pratt.
Neither Highways England nor Thames Valley Police immediately responded to requests for comment.
Road signs in Great Britain have long mystified motorists. In 1965, a new system of signs more aligned with those in the rest of Europe was introduced to make it easier for drivers to follow directions. But drivers complained that subsequent updates made new road signs difficult to interpret .