Wednesday, April 15, 2015

British bookmakers  provoke outrage with 'joke' about African-American police beatings

Controversial bookmakers Paddy Power have provoked outrage with a 'joke' about the African-American police beatings.

In a tweet published ahead of Liverpool's clash against Newcastle tonight, the bookmakers appeared to make light of the issue in the wake of a succession of stories in the US regarding police shootings on African-Americans.

On the Paddy Power Offers page, a tweet was published that read: 'Newcastle have suffered more Kop beatings over the last 20 years than an unarmed African-American male'.

It was accompanied by a smirking picture of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and has resulted in a furious backlash on social media.

One said: 'This is the most disgusting tweet I've read in probably my entire time on Twitter.'  She added: 'How dare you make the execution of Black men in America the butt of your jokes'.

Others lined up to condemn the bookmakers describing the tweet as 'deplorable', 'unbelievable', 'horrible' and 'disgusting'.



Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals just don like it where africans are shown as sub-human monsters

Anonymous said...

There are some sensitive little petals in England aren't there?

Anonymous said...

Police are not "executing" unarmed african americans (aa), in almost all cases the aa was legally in the wrong. The number of true murders of police by aa's is about double the true murders of aa's by police.