Thursday, 14 April 2011

Twitter to start charging its users! Oh no wait that's just Carlton Cole lol

Master of the internet and part-time comedian, Carlton Cole, has been charged by the FA for being racist on Twitter.

The BBC says:
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted a Football Association charge of improper conduct for remarks made on social networking site Twitter.
During England's 1-1 draw with Ghana at Wembley in March Cole tweeted: "Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap!
"Hahaha. The only way to get out safely is to wear an England jersey and paint your face w/ the St. George's flag!"
Cole later withdrew the comments but was still charged by the FA.
Lord Ouseley, head of Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, said: "We continually urge the responsible use of mediums such as Twitter, particularly due to their increasing accessibility and popularity.
"What can seem like harmless comments can be deemed offensive by others and lead to unwittingly reinforcing negative stereotyping, including racist ones. 

In Cole's defence he was too busy not scoring goals to realise that he isn't funny and shouldn't have a Twitter anyway.  If you are going to be racist, do it properly - don't just talk about painting a flag on someone's face.  Also, was he charged for being racist, or just being so completely unfunny?  I don't even get the joke.  He knew immigration were setting a trap for Ghanaians?  I don't know what the funny or offensive bit about that is.  I hate you Carlton Cole and your mysterious riddles!