Sun Lies Over Ronnie Kray’s Gay ‘Fat Poof’ Jibe
“EAST End gangster Ronnie Kray confessed to being bisexual in secret recordings,” reports The Sun. The story is not Kray’s bisexuality but the recording itself – the property of writer Robin McGibbon whose book The Krays: Their Life Behind Bars was released last month.
The report ends with:
“[Kray] shot dead fellow gangster George Cornell in an East End pub after being called a ‘fat poof’.” Not according to McGibbon’s taped interview with the psycho which you can listen to here. After McGibbon prompts the subject with: “A lot of lies have been told about the Cornell thing…”
“[Cornell] never called me a poof in his life, I’d have killed him then and there. Lies and rubbish.”
Kray killed him for other reasons to do with threats – I’m inclined to believe this.
Pity the churnalistic Sun didn’t bother to listen to the tape.