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The Twitter hunt for ‘racist’ Steve @Lapwnge: Ashley Cole and Ashley Young must be avenged

by | 26th, June 2012

THERE was little racism in evidence at the Euro 2012 Championships in The Ukraine and Poland. The BBC and the tabloids had warned England fans about neo-Nazi gangs waiting to murder blacks, Asians and Jews. In Anarchy in the Ukraine ‘Nazi’ militia train yobs to fight our fans “, the Sun showed us local thugs rehearsing for murder with wooden knives. But Ashley Young’s family sat in the stands for England’s match with Italy came home not in coffin, as Sol Campbell told BBC viewers black fans might, but on the smart seats of a passenger plane.

The message was clear: we will not tolerate those uncultured ( Daniel Pudsey  writing for the LSE) East Europeans living in a backward land  notorious for its extremist yobs ( Sun ) with endemic racism ( Daily Mail ).

Upset at not being allowed to show our racial superiority in being able to spot and stamp out racism in the minds of those inferior Poles and Ukrainians (oh, the irony), the Sun looks to twitter, source of news and racism. IN “RACIST TROLLS TARGET THE TWO ASHLEYS”, the Sun says that England’s Young and Ashley Cole have been racially abused on twitter. Both players missed penalty kicks as England crASHed out. Both have dark skin.

The tweeters are cited: @Lapwnage @JordyEFCBoy, @jordanfoster97 and @johnbcfcmillman.

The Sun notes: “The racists were soon rounded upon by other Twitter users who warned they had been reported to Scotland Yard’s online hate crime monitoring website.”

@Lapwnage tweeted: “Don’t even care if i get arrested, ashley young is a worthless n***** and same

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