Ex-city footballer Lee Smith guilty of racism

Worcester News: RACIST: Lee Smith RACIST: Lee Smith

A FORMERWorcester City footballer who posted a racist tweet against immigrants on Remembrance Day was ordered to pay £600 in fines and costs today.

Lee Smith, 28, whose contract at Worcester was not renewed after he was charged, used foul language in the tweet, which called for illegal immigrants to be killed.

Since the offence Smith has not been able to find another football club to sign him, magistrates in Cheltenham were told.

Smith pleaded not guilty to posting a racially aggravated, threatening, abusive or insulting tweet which was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He was convicted and fined £100 plus £500 costs.

• See tomorrow's Worcester News for the full story.

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4:53pm Wed 4 Jul 12

CityBlueBoy says...

He is signed up at either Cirencester or Cinderford Town...Cant remember which one it was !
He is signed up at either Cirencester or Cinderford Town...Cant remember which one it was ! CityBlueBoy

7:54pm Wed 4 Jul 12

worcester86 says...

Heard he's been signed up to bradford.. lol
Heard he's been signed up to bradford.. lol worcester86

1:11am Thu 5 Jul 12

The Doosra says...

Good luck to any club he has signed up for, as he is a proven racist. And it is disappointing that the only previous comments are about where he might end up as a player. How about Sewer City Rovers?
Good luck to any club he has signed up for, as he is a proven racist. And it is disappointing that the only previous comments are about where he might end up as a player. How about Sewer City Rovers? The Doosra

10:58am Thu 5 Jul 12

MJI says...

Being anti illegal immigration is not racist.
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Hating other races because of their race is racism.
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Hating someone who annoys you is not racism if they are a different race, provided that is not the hate reason.
Being anti illegal immigration is not racist. . Hating other races because of their race is racism. . Hating someone who annoys you is not racism if they are a different race, provided that is not the hate reason. MJI

11:25am Fri 6 Jul 12

ushmush83 says...

Nothing he did was racist. 'Tis a foolish verdict!
Nothing he did was racist. 'Tis a foolish verdict! ushmush83

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