Lord Alan Sugar targeted by anti-Semitic Twitter trolls following Stan Collymore race row
His action comes just a day after footballer Stan Collymore boycotted the micro-blogging site for failing to adequately tackle racism
Lord Alan Sugar has called on the Metropolitan Police - and Stan Collymore - to investigate anti-Semitic trolls hurling racist abuse at him on Twitter.
His action comes just a day after the former footballer boycotted the micro-blogging site for failing to adequately tackle racism and death threats.
Trolls verbally attacked Collymore following comments the pundit made on TalkSPORT that suggested Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had dived during last Saturday’s game against Aston Villa.
The users behind the offensive tweets are currently being investigated by police.
Collymore left Twitter in a protest, only to live blog his return to the site this afternoon in a Google Hangout following a TalkSPORT blanket ban on the social media site.
TalkSPORT’s chief executive Scott Taunton said in a statement: “We are dismayed at the lack of response and perceived inaction by Twitter. Racist or abusive messages of this nature are illegal and unacceptable”
Now, it seems that The Apprentice star has suffered similar abuse.
He retweeted the following, @-tagging in the police and Collymore in a bid to have the matter investigated:
But Lord Sugar himself came under fire two days ago for making what one follower deemed to be homophobic slur.
The mogul asked one user when they planned on "coming out" after they insulted him:
Some followers appeared to be outraged by Lord Sugar’s response – and refusal to apologise for the comment.
However, the Labour peer soon retweeted other followers who supported his claim that the user was needlessly trying to stir up a row over sexuality.
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
- 5 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Jihadi John': MI5 may have identified Isis militant who killed David Haines but options limited
Scottish independence: Police will be on high alert on Friday whatever the result
David Haines beheading: David Cameron says Britain will hunt down Isis 'monsters' shown in video murdering aid worker
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
£32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager (Generalist) -Old...
£45000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Talent / Learning & Development Mana...
Up to £40,000: Ashdown Group: Standalone HR Manager role for an SME business b...
£350 - £400 per day: Orgtel: HR Analyst - Banking - Bristol - £350 - £400 per ...