Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Rangers director in gay tweet controversy

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Accordingly to the BBC, a newly appointed Rangers director is under investigation for apparently tweeting a cartoon of the prophet Mohamed engaging in an explicit homosexual act.

The tweet was sent from Chris Graham’s Twitter account in reply to a message posted on the social media website by radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on the day of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Mr. Graham, who runs the Rangers Standard website and represents the Rangers Supporters Trust, was appointed a Rangers non-executive director on Tuesday.

The controversial news comes as South African businessman Dave King took charge of the club last week.

UNDERSTANDING THE CONTROVERSY

Two gunmen invaded the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January and killed 12 people part of a terrorist attack that shocked the world.

Moments after the attack radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary posted a message on Twitter which read “freedom of expression does not extend to insulting the prophets of Allah, whatever your views on the events in Paris today!”

 


In reply to Mr. Choudary’s tweet, Mr. Graham apparently posted a cartoon showing the prophet Mohammed engaging in an explicit homosexual act.

Mr. Graham’s tweet also contained the following message: “You probably won’t like this one…then”

According to the BBC report, a spokesman for Rangers said: “We are unaware of this but we will look into it.”

Mr. Graham has so far been unavailable for comment and his Twitter account is now restricted from public view.

About Luciano Graca

Luciano Graca
Luciano is a Brazilian-born award winning digital journalist based in Glasgow who gets inspired by people and their stories. He is fascinated by youth culture and is a music aficionado.

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