Irish user's racist tweets among those Stan Collymore highlights in latest Suarez development
Stan Collymore has compiled some of the worst racist language used on Twitter regarding the Luis Suarez case in recent days, and an Irish tweeter is among them.
Collymore, a former Liverpool striker, has long been a critic of the racist attitudes that pervade the game in England, and he has compiled a list of some of the vilest abuse he has seen in the last few days on Twitter regarding the controversial Suarez ban.
Among the Twitter users whose tweets show up on the list is one from an Irish based account, @Born_T0_Run.
That person posted the following:
Collymore also posted up about 30 similar vile messages - and since he did this, he has been hit with messages asking when is he going to hang himself like Gary Speed, which he has also reposted.
Collymore is very brave in his very public stance against racism but a quick look at the stuff he has compiled is a fairly bleak reflection on what some people seem to think is acceptable. He goes on to admit that the supportive tweets outweigh the really bad stuff "100 to 1" but the fact he received anything like this is clearly unacceptable.
We all love football but to sink to this level in behaviour to support a club is just wrong.