A local coffee lover has misunderstood the “Say Nup To The Cup” campaign, confusing the animal rights movement with an attack on our beloved giant coffee cup. Dane McDaniels made the rather amusing mistake late yesterday afternoon, while scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed.

Disgusted at the seemingly callous attack on one of our region’s most beloved cultural icons, McDaniels launched in the comments section of the post, before later realising his error. Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle this morning about his erroneous outrage, McDaniels said, “Mate, I took it hook, line and sinker. What a dill. At first, I was just like, ‘what have they got against that dancing, prancing masterpiece?’ But then I realised it was a different cup they’re talking about. Whatevs.”

McDaniels refused to be drawn on his position towards the Melbourne Cup, simply saying, “Once I realised they weren’t talking about the Greensy Highway coffee cup I just tuned out.”