Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester City tweet: I will report trolls to the police for the first time

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on her Leicester City tweet: I will report trolls to the police for the first time

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has said that she has never reported social media users to the police before but, after the backlash from her latest tweet about the Leicester City owner, she will now.

Ms Alibhai-Brown received criticism after tweeting: “#LeicesterCityFC listen to how they mourn for a man who was a foreigner, cosmopolitan, 'person of nowhere' in Theresa May's words.

"What do your white nativist influencers have to say about that??”

She told talkRADIO’s Matthew Wright: “I was just saying that in these amazing moments like the Olympics or this extraordinary genuine grief in Leicester, it tells us that British people are actually very good at coming together across races.

“Yet these people go on and on about how we are bad for this nation. That is what I was saying.

“I have never reported these trolls who come from me to the police, but after this wave I will now report this to the police because it is not fair.”

 

'I was attacking Theresa May' 

Ms Alibhai-Brown defended her tweet saying she was attacking Theresa May and people who “have gone on about how diversity is ruining the essence of Britain.

“My tweet was very simple. I was moved by the way fans were mourning this chap who made Leicester City club what it was,” she said.

“I have never met him but he appeared to be loved, was gracious and kind. He was loved by the people of Leicester.

“I love Leicester city, it is one the most incredible multi-ethnic city that is at ease with itself.

“I was not at all attacking any of them. I was attacking Theresa May, people like David Goodhart and even Trevor Phillips, who in recent months and years have gone on about how diversity is ruining the essence of Britain.

“In Theresa May’s words, those people from everywhere are people of nowhere.

“The people who matter are the people of somewhere.”

 

'Go ahead, it makes no sense' 

Leicester City FC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash on Saturday

Ms Alibhai-Brown has also received criticism from social media users who say her tweet was racist.

“I have also had a lot of it on emails where people say ‘he said he is not racist, therefore you are racist for saying he is racist’”, she said.

“If this is how you want to attack me, go ahead it makes no sense.

“Another thing I am accused of is never complaining about what ‘you lot do’.

“How many times have I written about the groomers? I will say it again on you show,  those men who pick young, white, vulnerable girls and do what they do to them – mainly Pakistani Muslims – are both racist and sexist.”

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