This is now racially aggravated something or other?
Anthony Taaffe had to be restrained and sat on by an off duty policeman and security staff at a holiday park in Wales after he was seen shouting and swearing while drunk, a court in Lladudno heard.
He then called the off duty policeman and security a staff “a bunch of sheep s******s.”
The court heard there were children present at the time at the holiday park in Gronant.
But Taaffe, of Bolton, told the court that he hadn’t been insulting Welsh people specifically and that instead he was using the words because it “is a term for people living in the countryside.”
The 47-year-old was fined £150 after he admitted racially aggravated disorderly behaviour.
He also admitted a second similar offence after he labelled a police officer at the custody unit he was taken to a “Welsh sheep s*****r.”
The drunk and shouting bit, sure, that\’s an offence. But sheepshaggers? Next they\’ll be telling us that we can\’t call Taffs thieves.
As to the police officer: I thought that had already been covered elsewhere. Custody officers are not shrinking violets and will have heard rather worse than that sent their way over the years. Precisely because they are custody officers they\’re rather harder to shock or insult than the average mortal.
Damn, it\’s getting to the stage where the only things we are allowed to say are those things that are unequivocably, provably, true. Politicians are cunts, that sort of thing.