Everyone has been talking about the racism that England players Marcus Rashford, Jason Sancho and Bukayo Sancho have faced since missing their penalties in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday and one excuse from some of the keyboard warriors has been that their accounts were hacked.
Of course, nobody actually believes that – why would someone have hacked an account with ten followers to spout racist abuse? – and one man who was arrested for his tweets has now admitted that they may actually have come from his own hands. 50 year old football coach Nick Scott initially said that his account has been hacked, but he’s now backtracked on this and said that he may have posted the message but can’t remember because he was hammered.
Here’s what Scott had to offer in the way of an explanation/apology:
I was hammered at the time and don’t remember doing it.
But if I did I want Marcus to know that I’m truly sorry and I apologise sincerely.
After everything he’s done for my kids and all the other kids in the country with the free school meals.
He’s absolutely brilliant. He’s helped my family and I can’t thank him enough.
I’m not racist – I’m a quarter black South African myself and I was married to a German.
Hmmm. Is being really drunk and excuse for racism? Or anything for that matter? I suppose he’s done the right thing by apologising but he’s sort of massively deflecting responsibility by saying he doesn’t remember doing it. Hopefully the arrest and backlash against him will be enough for him to realise that it’s not cool to tell someone to pack their bags and go back to their own country. What an asshole.
For more of the same, remember when Matt Hancock called Marcus Rashford ‘Daniel’? What a bellend.