Gerry Adams has provoked outrage by tweeting a racial slur on Sunday night 4 years ago

Gerry Adams has provoked outrage by tweeting a racial slur on Sunday night

What on earth is he thinking?

Gerry Adams caused enormous controversy on Sunday night by tweeting a racial slur while discussing the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained.

The film, which features Jamie Foxx trying to free his wife from slavery, features much racism and many racial slurs - but it is still unclear what prompted Adams to put out this tweet.

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Ballymurphy is a significant location in the history of the Troubles, with 11 civilians having been massacred there in August of 1971.

However, it's very difficult to see exactly what the Sinn Féin leader and TD is getting at with this tweet.

Adams then followed up the first tweet with this:

Unsurprisingly, people are confused and angry: