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That's fucking brilliant. Without a doubt one of the worst defences I have heard (and I've heard some whoppers on the civil side of things). "Yeah, sorry mate, you mistaking thought I'd said n*gger so that made it alright to use the word".coalhada said:"The court heard that Mr Terry maintains he was only sarcastically repeating words that Mr Ferdinand wrongly thought he had used."
Oh, the sarcastic racism defence.
That's so stupid it goes right round the other side and becomes clever, then stupid again.
I know why it's being argued, namely that under the Public Order Act it required to be of a threatening, abusive and insulting nature. By pretending that it was a sarcastic repeat of something he was just being accused of, it's an attemot to get around the idea of malicious use. I think it's a pretty poor argument though.