In what was probably not the wisest anecdote to share with The Independent – especially in today’s climate – Liam Neeson has revealed that he once walked the streets with a cosh for days looking to kill a “black bastard” after his friend was raped years ago.
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Neeson, who is from Ballymena in Northern Ireland, explains:
She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way.
But my immediate reaction was … did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.
I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody. I’m ashamed to say that, and I did it for maybe a week – hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.
It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the fuck are you doing’, you know?
Yikes, what a story. Liam Neeson actually walked around for days with a thick, weighted weapon, waiting for any random black dude to try and mess with him so that he could murder him. Doesn’t sound like he cared too much whether it was the actual rapist. Just happy to murder any member of an entire race of people. At least he’s realised he was a bit daft back then, eh?
Next time, how about asking his friend for more details on the attacker? Size, hair, tattoos, any distinctive features or clothing. That can really help narrow things down a bit. Way better than just going off “black guy” IMO.
I mean he even asked his daughter to get more specific when describing her kidnappers in Taken. Ah, but Taken was made years after this incident, so maybe he just hadn’t figured it out yet.
For the time a student at Leicester uni got kicked off his course for posting a Liam Neeson quote on Facebook, click HERE.