Re: change.org petition found 900 Liverpool fans willing to sign up
Well I'll forgive you for not seeing it, because El Reg's image is so tiny and pixellated, but "MAWA Man"'s torso has a huge Liverpool FC logo with a line through it. So it is very much explicitly referencing the Football club, and is very much explicitly referencing the song.
I'm sure you'd be just as incensed if a superhero bore a crossed-out vulture logo, and was named "Never bite the hand that feeds IT" Man!
Okay, maybe not quite so incensed, but still, down with NBTHTFIT Man!