Kelvin MacKenzie suspended from the Sun after 'racist' column on the people of Liverpool

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Kelvin MacKenzie suspended from the Sun after 'racist' column on the people of Liverpool

Post  Costa on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:39 pm

Kelvin MacKenzie has been suspended from the Sun after he expressed "wrong" and "unfunny" views about the people of Liverpool, News UK has announced.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, had reported the columnist to police over an article he claimed contained "a racial slur".

The comment, in MacKenzie's Friday column, centred on Everton footballer Ross Barkley, who was punched in a Liverpool city centre bar in the early hours of Monday.

He wrote: "Perhaps unfairly, I have always judged Ross Barkley as one of our dimmest footballers.

"There is something about the lack of reflection in his eyes which makes me certain not only are the lights not on, there is definitely nobody at home.

"I get a similar feeling when seeing a gorilla at the zoo. The physique is magnificent but it's the eyes that tell the story.

"So it came as no surprise to me that the Everton star copped a nasty right-hander in a nightclub for allegedly eyeing up an attractive young lady who, as they say, was 'spoken for'.
"The reality is that at £60,000 a week and being both thick and single, he is an attractive catch in the Liverpool area, where the only men with similar pay packets are drug dealers and therefore not at nightclubs, as they are often guests of Her Majesty."


England midfielder Barkley, 23, has a Nigerian grandfather.

Labour councillor Mr Anderson had told BBC Sport: "Not only is it racist in a sense that he is of mixed-race descent, equally it's a racial stereotype of Liverpool. It is racist and prehistoric."

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IMO nothing he said was wrong and the reference to a gorilla was nothing to do with the footballer being mixed race.  Surely that is clear? Massive over reaction.
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Post  Costa on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:58 pm

Also the Sun approved and published his article ..... so why are they suspending him?
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Post  Costa on Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:27 am

He is really taking a beating on Twitter at the moment.

I've always liked him, he says it as it is. Bit like Katie Hopkins.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:30 am

oh good, scousers have another reason to place more massive chips on their shoulders.

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Post  gelico on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:14 pm




i disagree with mckenzie over this anyway. being rich and thick is no justification for getting punched. nor is ''eyeing up some pretty girl''. he made no comment on the thuggery involved. this was just getting a snide dig in at this footballer bloke.

having said that, When making reference to a gorilla at a zoo what he actually said was ''the physique is magnificent but it's the (empty) eyes that tell the story''

I googled this ross barkley and he doesn't look even the slightest bit mixed race, he looks white to me so clearly there was absolutely nothing to do with race.

Virtue signalling at it's worst imo
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Post  fatbob5 on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:22 pm

Im offended by the insult to gorillas - being compared to footballers

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Post  ALLAKAKA on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:24 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Im offended by the insult to gorillas - being compared to footballers

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 Diane Abbott does not play football.
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Post  ALLAKAKA on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:27 pm

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i disagree with mckenzie over this anyway.  being rich and thick is no justification for getting punched.  nor is ''eyeing up some pretty girl''.  he made no comment on the thuggery involved.  this was just getting a snide dig in at this footballer bloke.

having said that, When making reference to a gorilla at a zoo what he actually said was ''the physique is magnificent but it's the (empty) eyes that tell the story''

I googled this ross barkley and he doesn't look even the slightest bit mixed race, he looks white to me so clearly there was absolutely nothing to do with race.

Virtue signalling at it's worst imo






 So Ross Barkley is a fifth columnist .
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