Liam Neeson reportedly removed from Queens University Belfast prospectus following controversial comments 1 month ago

Liam Neeson reportedly removed from Queens University Belfast prospectus following controversial comments

The actor made the comments in an interview in February.

Liam Neeson has reportedly been removed from the prospectus for Queen’s University Belfast, following controversial comments made earlier in the year.

Speaking to The Independent back in February, the Antrim actor said that he once walked the streets with a cosh for days looking to kill a "black bastard" after someone close to him was raped many years ago.

Speaking on The Nolan Show on BBC Radio Ulster on Tuesday, Stephen Nolan claimed that the actor was set to appear in the Queen's University prospectus but "an instruction was given for him to be removed".

JOE has reached out to Queen's University for comment.

Neeson was heavily criticised for the interview, in which he said: "I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some 'black bastard' would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could, kill him.

"It took me a week, maybe a week and a half, to go through that. She (the person close to Neeson) would say, ‘Where are you going?’ and I would say, ‘I’m just going out for a walk.’ You know? ‘What’s wrong?’ ‘No no, nothing’s wrong.’"

You can read the Neeson interview in full here.