Racist Tweet Sent To Danny Simpson Simply A Disgrace


Both the Evening Chronicle and Journal  are reporting that there has been a racial tweet sent to Danny Simpson’s twitter account, the Newcastle United right back.

Danny Simpson – racial tweet sent to him last night

Apparently the tweet sent to Simpson last night referred to the player’s  color of his skin, and telling him to break both of his legs.

But it seems that Newcastle fans went into action big time last night, and even though the Twitter account had been deleted,  fans have informed the police, and they are onto the case, and we would expect the culprit to be caught today.

You can delete lots of things on your PC, but there is always a record kept of things – and especially with tweets, once they are sent out, they remain on the blogosphere for all to see.

Danny is still delaying signing his new contract at Newcastle, and he tweeted that the tweet was ‘pathetic’ on his Twitter account last night – and we have to agree with him on that.

I’ve found personally over the last five years or so, that you are always prone to some terrible abuse when you are online, with the emphasis on terrible, and that happens even more to celebrities like footballers, who are always in the public domain.

It’s just not right to abuse people for their color or creed, and I know it’s a cliche – but we’re all very much the same  beneath how we look on the outside.

That’s my belief in any case, and it’s a strong one.

We hope Danny stays on Tyneside and signs a new deal for Newcastle in the next couple of weeks.

Comments welcome.



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144 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Anyone see what was actually said? Disgraceful!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Well said ed great article we all live in a modern multi cultural multi faith world and there is absolutly no space for small minded idiots like this

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    argh god, sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me, jesus christ what has the world come to

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    not supporting any prejudice but christ the world needs to grow up

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    I didnt toonboy could you give us an indication?

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    By the way ed’s last post was really misleading.

    He said we are in negotiations for 4 or 5 and at last count it was 6 or 7 including Hoilett and Toivonen.

    Goodness me where do we go from here?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    As always Ed- hit the nail on the head with the article… It’s simply a disgrace that people feel it acceptable to conduct themselves in this manner.

    As you say, there’s no doubt he’ll be caught- just look at the fool who posted those racist comments about Muamba shortly after his collapse… Jailed and quite right too.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Nobby sol

    Are you hitler in disguise? Are you hitler in disguise? Are you hitler, are you hitler, are you hitler in disguise?

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Beattie
    That makes me feel sick. How could Ed make such a miscalculation?!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #10

    There is no need for anyone to say disgusting things like that.

    There is no need for anyone to say such things. If you are willing to say things like that in public god knows how horrid their private views really are.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Nobby Sol….So you don’t think there is a need to deal with disgusting, moronic and grossly outdated social behavior?

    Some things should be taken with a pinch of salt, for sure, this really isn’t one of them though.

    On the actual issue, nice to see the fans have jumped in on Simmo’s behalf, but I seem o remember it was reported that “some” newcastle fans did the same? Mind you, with Twitter, can you ever be sure where the person is from and whether they are actually a fan of the club they claim?

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  • Lynxie

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #12

    Whoever is responsible will be caught out. if they are stupid enough to go public with thier outdated and pathetic views, they are not clever enough to cover their tracks. This has no place in todays society, and I sincerely hope that they get their just desserts. Simmo ahs been a good servant to NUFC, and if he decides to move on, that is his perogative, there is absolutely no need for behaviour like this. It would not surprise me in the slightest to discover that this fool is a mackem, as he surely is no Toon supporter, and neither should he be considered as one.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #13

    It really strikes me at times how sad it is that words such as tolerance and diversity are so unfamiliar to some people’s vocabulary???

    …something really have got to gone wrong in their upbringing.

    Hang in there Simmo and keep the faith!

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza

    Exactly. Twitter has created a false environment where people can masquarade as anybody and insult whom they like.

    Much like on here when we get insulted by scousers or Mackems posing as toon fans.

    I’m pretty sure Ed really supports Boro

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #15

    surely the country we live in is more like hitler, if we are being monitored on what we say, ready to lock up if we step out of line? having said that i agree racism is wrong but howay, to quote ronan keeting; its only words

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  • Les Grossman

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #16

    I have been following this on twitter.
    The little boy who abused Danny immediately deleted his account!! Tough boy coward scumbag, and then let his lass take all the flack. Although she was no saint in it, after re-tweeting his racist tweets. Then his spotty little mates come on defending him, calling him a legend. They are all about 16 years old. From the Monkseaton area. Their pictures plastered all over their twitter accounts. I dont condone violence, but please have a dig about, check out their faces and if you see them in the street, give them a STERN talking too ;-). I will be…..
    Keyboard warriors, with spotty faces….is there out worse?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    nobby sol

    that sounds like George Orwell’s 1984 prediction mate 🙁

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Nobby Sol…Don’t go trying to soften us up with some wise words from Ronan!

    England is very much becoming a police state, which I am certainly not for, however, the free speech argument falls on its backside when you have uneducated morons given the reigns to spout what they want over the internet to a global audience.

    Until we find a way to deal with these issues, controls etc will just get worse and worse imo. Do we blame the government for controlling more or the people for playing right in to their hands and giving them good reason?

    Orwell, what a brilliant b*st*rd!

    Beattie….Maybe even, dare I say it, a mackem? 🙂

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #19

    i simply dont belive that a statement should ever be bad enough to commit a crime, yes they may be mean, rude , disgusting blah blah, the world is made of people with different opinions, we call em racists, is that not bad of us to group them together like the way they would collectively group together black people, arent we discriminating the discrimanators, freedom of speech where have you gone? we are all hypocrates in this world

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  • dave 1961

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #20

    if it was down to me i would make the thick brainless clown pay £500 to Simpson then watch his face a Simpson sends it to his favorite charity, we don’t have prison places for these numb nuts to go too, hit them in the pocket. as prison’s a bit over the top.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #21

    Nobby Sol
    Those who condone the wrong deserved to be judged as WRONG.

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #22

    A prime example why some people label ManUre fans SCUM.

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #23

    @ dave1961 or maybes just a public apology would do, humiliation is the greatest way to detter someone

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #24

    “i simply dont belive that a statement should ever be bad enough to commit a crime”.

    You’d be amazed at what can start from some simple words.

    They say knowledge is power, well, what power is there if you have “false knowledge” (for the lack of a better term)?

    The Hitler comparison has been used already today and is definitely over the top in this example, however, I’m pretty sure the whole movement started off the back of some statements (words).

    Discrimination is not acceptable. Racists is the proper group name for people who say racist things, so no I don’t think it makes us as bad as them. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however, if you’re going to broadcast it over the internet, you best be sure you’ve thought it through first, which clearly this individual hasn’t

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  • markmac

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #25

    What has anyone actually got against Danny? its not like he’s a ‘ballotelli or barton’

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #26

    nobby sol – there’s a difference between freedom of speech and abuse. And abuse based on nothing more than the colour of his skin is completely moronic.

    If we let one idiot like this get away with it, then there would be many more racist pr*cks on Twitter having a go at all the black players, and none of them would be on Twitter to interact with the real fans.

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #27

    @Les Grossman nice point, and how are you allowed to say whats right and whats not? Its soft to say i condone racism, but i certainly think we should have a slightly more relaxed approach to it, if i call a white man a tw@t on twitter, then call a black man, a black tw@t, how is one worse than the other?

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  • Les Grossman

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #28

    Prison, public humiliation, whatever….just someone get on twitter, get their photos and tw@ them.

    They are all bloody Justin Beiber one direction loving gimps who hide behind their keyboards!

    Honestly, theyll be messing it today …I hope!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #29

    Nobby Sol….Well, the fact you’d have to mention the colour of one and not the other would imply the colour is also an issue. Which is racism.

    Calling someone a tw@ outright is just tw@ism….which is largely acceptable.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #30

    nobby sol – I suggest you do a bit of research into the history of racism and discrimination if you don’t understand the difference between an insult and a racial insult. Adding the word black to an insult is a clear indication that that is supposed to be part of the insult, and it shouldn’t be.

    People might say “fat…” or “lanky…” and that’s meant to be more hurtful. Saying “black…” is wrong because it’s using race to insult someone and completely wrong because a person shouldn’t get insulted simply for being black.

    If someone called you a “Geordie tw*t”, you’d take that as a personal insult and also an insult against Geordies wouldn’t you?

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  • nobby sol

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #31

    ah yes but by calling him a black tw@ is not racism, because its a damn fact that he happens to be a tw@ that is black, black which is different to me, whereas i cant reffer to a white man as a white tw@ as that makes no sense, as im white, ahaha oh a morning debate, so hard on the mind

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #32

    Les….Is it wrong to like Beiber then? 🙂 Only joking…honest 😉

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #33

    About a month and a half ago somebody said something about his little one, can’t remember what it was but it was disgusting, vile. A load of people including myself gave the person what for but I really don’t and can’t comprehend what goes on in some sick barstewards

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #34

    …….heads. Sorry f’ing iphone

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  • deeeeeeano

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #35

    …….heads. Sorry flipping iphone

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  • duncandisorderly

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #36

    I’ve seen both of the recent r@ce related assaults on Twitter and, frankly, I suspect it’s becoming something of a sport, doing it for attention and, presumably, hiding from prosecution. While I’m totally against it, we are probably guilty off feeding these sad individuals’ egos further by making a big deal about them. Let the police sort it out and move on…

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #37

    Nobby sol…..So will you list of all said twats different traits? I.e. You tall, crew cut, jean wearing, well endowed, middle aged black tw@?

    No, you wouldn’t. Generally, if someone brings colour in to it, it’s to say they have an issue with their colour. Why would it need to be said otherwise?

    Personally, I have no problem with white, black, yellow, green or blue. Physical attributes do not define who I am, nor anyone else and as such should have no bearing on opinions at all.

    That is the point for me. Times have moved on and we cannot just allow people to continue as if it is ok.

    Sounds a little hippy trippy, I know, but most of the worlds problems stem from misinformed prejudice and it does need addressing

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  • Les Grossman

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    Ibizatoon

    YES!! SO VERY WRONG

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza – I think you and I are in total agreement here.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #40

    I have always been taught not to take freedom of speech for granted, but also that with freedom of speech comes responsibility to use it wisely.

    …I know it sounds like something from a fortune cookie 🙂 lol

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