Anorak | John Terry becomes victim of a Tory led twitter hunt

John Terry becomes victim of a Tory led twitter hunt

by | 2nd, February 2012

JOHN Terry, the Chelsea and England captain is “TOXIC”. So says the Daily Mirror . John Terry has been charged with racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League game in October. Terry denies any wrongdoing. The matter will come before the courts on July 9, after the end of the European Championship.

But Damian Collins, a Tory MP who sits on the culture, media and sport select committee, saw fit to tweet:

“John Terry should stand aside as captain until the case is resolved, and any doubt either way removed.”

John Terry should lose his job because of an allegation?

This is Collins who claimed £4,440.90 over three months in rent for a house in London, despite declaring that he already owned a home in the capital. A pall of doubt hung over the young Tory . Did he step down while matter were cleared up? No. He just said the home was “too small to provide accommodation for my young family, and even if that was not the case, as a new member of parliament I wouldn’t be able to claim any accommodation allowance against the mortgage on the property”.

Nice one, Collins, who presents himself as a keen anti-racist. After Terry, maybe he can tackle and expose all signs of racism in the Tory Party and Westminster as a whole? Perhaps he can ask Aidan Burley MP to step aside .  Or have word with would-be Tory MP David Gold about labelling immigrants as thieves?  Or ask Labour MP Paul Flynn what he means by inferring that Jews cannot represent the UK because their collective allegiance lies in Israel? Jobs in diplomacy should be given to someone with roots in the UK “, says Flynn.

Racism is in evidence among the elite. Racism is about inequality. Look about the faces in the members’ only club, Damien. See if you can spot it. But it’s easier to hit the footballers, with their working class roots and working class fans. You want racism, Damien? You can’t handle the racism. Easier to strike an anti-racist pose on twitter. Safer.

Piara Powar also wants Terry to step aside. Powar is executive director of European football’s anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe. The acronym

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