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Racial Slurs At Newcastle Players – 29 Year-Old Man Arrested

3:35 pm, Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 60 Comments

There have been racial comments made on social networking sites  yesterday directed towards Newcastle United.

It seems the slurs were  based on the number of  black players the Newcastle club have on its books, and of course we just signed another top Senegal International – Papiss Cisse – yesterday.

The news is that police officers in Newcastle  received a number of complaints yesterday, after a user on the Twitter social networking site posted the racial comments.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman made this statement today:

“We have received a report of racist comments made on Twitter. Northumbria Police takes all reports of racist abuse very seriously and inquiries are being conducted.”

“A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and he is being held in custody.”

A spokesman for the Newcaste United club said the following today:

“Newcastle United are appalled by the racist comments made on Twitter in reference to the club and its players.”

“Newcastle United has a zero tolerance approach to racism and will be working with Northumbria Police to identify those responsible for such abhorrent remarks.”

The Newcastle Journal is reporting that police were contacted a number of times via email from around 6:00pm local time yesterday evening, complaining about the racial comments.

We support all efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in both football and in society in general.

Newcastle have black players in their squad like Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and now Papiss Cisse, and that’s simply because they are the best – that’s one way to look at it.

We don’t care what color or creed the Newcastle players are – it makes absolutely no difference on the football field – and it makes no difference in life.

We could all probably try to be more tolerant towards people who our different from ourselves, in whatever way that may be.

Comments welcome.

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60 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ~Papiss-Toon~ // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Absolutely disgusting.

  • 2 Dannyo // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    People like “planb” writing crap stuff to people on this blog, and calling excellent people like “GeordieGerman” Hitler is way, WAY, passed the line.
    He should be shut down and out Ed.

  • 3 ChicagoToon // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Good that Newcastle is going after the scumbag(s).

    What’s the punishment for someone if they get busted?

  • 4 boater // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Partizan – your figures for our players on the previous thread. £15m for Santon is pretty far-out, but Cisse’s price rising to £20m literally overnight????

  • 5 ChicagoToon // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Also just noticed Cisse on the banner, hysterical picture haha

  • 6 hrocks // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM


    not been on his blog very long but i have to say im dissapointed in the way people talk to each other. we are all fans of the same team!!!!!

    what the racist said!/richiesouthern/status/159258476290392064/photo/1

  • 7 boater // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    dannyo – come on man. It’s not the same. You never seen the Curb when LD calls his wife Hitler on speaker phone in front of an old Jewish couple? Context man.

    The racist slur by the twitter moron is unacceptable though – agree with that.

  • 8 Offkey // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    How does a person survive to the age of 29 with those veiws………baffles me.

    Surely he cant be an NUFC fan as the black/ethnic players within our squad are some of the best.

  • 9 boater // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    hrocks – you’ll get used to it mate.

  • 10 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Dannyo, cheers mate. But it could be worse. Someone could call me “planb.”

  • 11 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    boater, Water of a ducks back. Ain’t it?

  • 12 boater // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Offkey – 20 or 30 years ago half of society thought it was acceptable to talk like that. Now the overwhelming majority slam down on it- progress I’d say.

  • 13 niafron // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    The banner… My god! Where is Shola?!

  • 14 hrocks // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    dont know if this kid is itk or colin in disguise

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  • 15 boater // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    GG – way aye.

  • 16 niafron // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Got to go.

    Bon après midi messieurs.

  • 17 MacToon // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    There was a lad from Jesmond arrested for a similar thing just recently to do with Stan Collymore I think, there are idiots everywhere unfortunately.

    niafron, thanks for the phrase, I just love it:

    “so will wait a bit before jumping out of my underpants”

    I think there have been plenty on this blog “jumping out their underpants” far too prematurely. 😉

  • 18 davybtoon // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Hrocks that lad is pretty bang on with is info if true n cisse n Williams r the only ones in I’d b very happy Williams can play ryt across back 4 n cm

  • 19 boater // Jan 18, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Niafron – Shola is for a culling. The mob, dey smells blood and got demselves a lynching. We was banging the Shola drum earlier good and loud but old Ed, he aint listenin’.

  • 20 hrocks // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM


    is it the lad from boro????
    one of my managers is a boro fam and he rates the one we were linked with. said he was mobile, good positioning and can read a game. thinks he might need to put some beef on tho

  • 21 max // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    i’m afraid we will always be affected during african nation cup

  • 22 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Afternoon lads anything decent happened today….???

    And for the record im in no way a racist lol
    But everytime I hear about it now Evra/Suarez Terry/Ferdinand all the twatter stuff It just bores the tits of me.

    Hope that doesn’t make me a racist… 🙁

  • 23 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    It’s all people seem to talk about these days…

  • 24 davybtoon // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Hrocks I that’s he’s very good player

  • 25 ToonIcon // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    a great look back at history the history of the most famous no.9 jersey in the world
    and a reminder to some on here history goes further back than the great shearer, ferdinand and cole

  • 26 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    When I was in the Army I won quite a few Cross country and Assault course races. Does that make me a racist?

  • 27 G // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    The worrying thing for me is that I remember 20 years ago when Jim Davidson etc could get away with saying something like that on prime time TV long before the watershed, and nobody seemed to care. Different generations I suppose. I guess that’s why you never see the dinosaur comedians any more. Attitudes like that died out a long time ago, shame some people haven’t learned to move on like the rest of us. When my step father was till alive he was all for bringing back slavery, and Enoch Powell quotes. No wonder he never had any friends.

  • 28 joppadoni // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    whats this banner thing? who the fu cks on the left? O_O

    pretty sure sholas still there :S

  • 29 G // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    GG@ 26. No, that makes you a racing snake mate.

  • 30 CaptainGeordie // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Do you really think we will buy Rhys Williams ?.

  • 31 CaptainGeordie // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Bollocks to Wiki going down for 24 hours.

  • 32 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    I think being from Belfast it all just goes over my head.

    Its all Protestant’s on one side & Catholic’s on the other over here.

    Maybe im just used to

  • 33 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    G, Didn’t Jim Davidson do impersonations of his mate Chalky?

  • 34 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Haha think ur defo gona have to lose the German bit in your name to avoid these nazi insults… 😉

  • 35 G // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Regards Rhys Williams, I would definitely take him. He’s far too good for the Boro. Can play across the back 4 comfortably, and in midfield. He can also place a pass with great accuracy and put a tackle in. The only concern I have is that some Boro fans think he is lazy. He does look lethargic at times, but only because he makes it all look too simple.

  • 36 G // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    @ 33. Yeah, I remember him winning New Faces with racial impersonations. Seems like a million years ago, but it was in the early 80’s wasn’t it?

  • 37 davybtoon // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Well if u believe twitter Williams cud happen very soon

  • 38 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    BelfastMagpie87, yeah I think I’ll change it to Ady.

  • 39 davybtoon // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    It was only last week pardew went to watch Williams at boro

  • 40 CaptainGeordie // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    I totally agree with you,G. I think he has better attacking game then Danny Simpson.I know for a fact he can cross the ball :).

  • 41 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    GeordieDave ? lol

  • 42 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    I think Simpson will be sold if im honest.

    Think if we had another good attacking full back Like Santon we would be a far better team…

  • 43 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    G, late 70’s. But I used to laugh myself silly. Shame 🙁 But I don’t think it was as noticeable as now.

  • 44 CaptainGeordie // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    But who would buy Danny Simpson ?.

  • 45 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM


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  • 46 GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    BelfastMagpie87, I like the GG. Maybe GeordieGoering

  • 47 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Were Aston Villa not Intrested in Simpson..??

    Im not a fan of his anyway.So wouldn’t lose much sleep if he was sold.. 😉

  • 48 CaptainGeordie // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Euro’s is struggling ! screw paying 17m euros,I would be a cheeky bastard, offering them next to nothing.

  • 49 roblee7 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    if we signed Shaqiri aswell as Cisse I’d be up for buying a toon shirt n gettin ‘ASHLEY’ number 1 on the back, anyone else join me? haha

  • 50 CaptainGeordie // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Maybe GeordieGoreng ?.

  • 51 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    GeordieGerman // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Wouldn’t be to worried.I’ve seen Planb abuse a few people.
    So its not just you m8. lol

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Belfast villa fulham and qpr if we signed shaqiri i’d do several laps of SJP naked

  • 53 BelfastMagpie87 // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    I said yesterday Ashley must be on the drink.
    Paying 9 million or whatever for 1 player.

    If he signs Shaqiri he must be on the Acids or something. 😉

  • 54 magpiebop // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Need the new number 9 on the banner, Cisse can take Obertans place on it.

  • 55 moonraker // Jan 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    best way to deal with racists is to totally ignore them however hard that is, because they are doing it for reaction and , hopefully if we dont react they go away.

    At least it’s not a Toon fan !

    Howay the lads over the Moon about Papista!

  • 56 Hoovernose // Jan 18, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    It’s spelt colour I think you’ll find. These racists are everywhere these days aren’t they? It’s just a shame that they don’t take the police into custody when they make the same remarks, daily. Britain is and always will be a racist country. We invented the concentration camp. I really think this lads comments were due to, a) a bad upbringing b) Social deprivation c) it’s how everyone else talks where he lives. So don’t create huge problems in your society and let the victims be held accountable. He is obviously wrong and a racist, or is he really? We don’t know him, he may be a nice guy. Ever been on face book when drunk and regretted it? Millions have.

  • 57 gardiner // Jan 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    it was me he was saying it to he was also saying stuff about bobby robson being dead hes an absolute joke for what he said check my twitter account out to see what he said gardiner_88

  • 58 wallsendken // Jan 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    It was the Spanish who invented concentration camps, anyways wot yee on like

  • 59 moonraker // Jan 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    lock the pr**k up until he apologises. Then ban him from all football matches

  • 60 weg // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    In today’s society, there’s just no excuse for that kind of bile. Those racist comments show him to be a huge pig ignorant d*ckhead who obviously has very little quality about him. How stupid do you have to be to say these things anyway – especially on a social network, or anywhere else in the public domain? Let’s just hope the black community and other communities in our region understand this f**kwit was part of the lowlife scum minority!

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