I've decided to remove the post featuring jokes from Sean Boscott's Twitter account from this blog because, while they reveal the singular unpleasantness of whomever wrote them, their posting no longer serves its purpose.
Mr Boscott claims his Twitter account was hacked for seven months and he wasn't responsible for the jokes. It's a claim I don't believe for a moment as his account was linked to Facebook pages and it was only after people started noticing months worth of these nasty oneliners that this feeble excuse emerged. All of a sudden, despite interacting with his followers just days ago, his Twitter feed became private, endless topless photographs vanished and Facebook pages were altered.
I dislike mobs and initially I posted the jokes to point out to those who were joining his Facebook page what sort of character was behind it. It wasn't a great political point, just an interesting nugget as far as I was concerned.
I know nothing about the people who signed up to the page, which included some of my personal friends, but while I gather there is some unpleasant racist material featured I'm sure the vast majority simply signed up in reaction to the appalling violence on England's streets we have recently witnessed.
But now there are Facebook pages calling for Sean Boscott to be arrested for the nasty jokes; clearly an overreaction and another demonstration of mob justice I dislike so much.
So blogpost removed. If anyone wants to read the jokes and be offended all over again other blogs have put them together with much more dedication. I've still got it of course as well as about a month's worth of @SeanBoscott's Twitter feed, should it ever prove useful. And I'll leave the discussion below for people to argue if they should so wish.
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