Standing trial for a joke

The Guardian reports:

Paul Gascoigne is to stand trial accused of making a racist joke at a comedy show.

The former England international pleaded not guilty to a racially aggravated offence when he appeared before Dudley magistrates court on Wednesday morning.

The ex-footballer allegedly made the remarks during an evening billed An Audience With Paul Gascoigne at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton on 30 November last year.

He is alleged to have made a joke about a black security guard whom he spotted in a darkened corner of the stage, saying he could not tell “if he is smiling or not”.

And he is standing trial for that? Hopefully if Boris becomes PM he can repeal the laws that makes that possible.

UPDATE: Yes this was written and timed before Boris pulled out. Which means sadly probably no change.

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