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Alan Sugar removes 'funny' Tweet about the Senegal team

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His Twitter right now is great entertainment. According to him people who RT'd it are essentially 'endorsing' it and he's calling them disgusting :D

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There is certainly a trend of presenters of The Apprentice turning out to be idiots.

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I think someone's got to him now and taken the phone off him.  It's been a while since he's tweeted. 

 

What an idiot :D

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Why is the 2010 team in the picture? And I don't even get the joke tbh.

Edit -actually that's the 2014 puma template

Edited by The_jagster

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1 minute ago, The_jagster said:

Why is the 2010 team in the picture? And I don't even get the joke tbh.

There tend to be a lot of African migrants selling fake designer goods in Marbella and other Mediterranean resorts.

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6 minutes ago, Bliss Seeker said:

I think someone's got to him now and taken the phone off him.  It's been a while since he's tweeted. 

I like the idea of everybody in the PR department at Amstrad having a huge panic.

"QUICK! CLIVE! GO AND GET HIS PHONE! HE'S DOING IT AGAIN!"

Edited by Wigmore

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He started having a go at people having a go at him, defending his tweet. That was before he posted about agreeing to take it down.

Have to think, like Bliss says, his PR people have tried to get him to walk it back, but he's too bloody stubborn.

Staggering tbh.

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Just now, Wigmore said:

I like the idea of everybody in the PA department at Amstrad having a huge panic.

"QUICK! CLIVE! GO AND GET HIS PHONE!"

Yea, exactly that's the image I have. Of a group of them running from their desks to smash down his toilet door. :D

 

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1 minute ago, Crispypaul said:

There tend to be a lot of African migrants selling fake designer goods in Marbella and other Mediterranean resorts.

That makes sense

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very odd. is he now at that age where he can make racist 'jokes'?

he needs to tweet one of these jokes now for every race for it to be ok, but thats obvs not going to happen

 

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4 minutes ago, Carninho said:

very odd. is he now at that age where he can make racist 'jokes'?

he needs to tweet one of these jokes now for every race for it to be ok, but thats obvs not going to happen

 

It would be great if he tweeted a picture of the 2010 England team with a massive badly photoshopped picture of fish and chips at the bottom.

"I swear I've seen these guys down the chippy! Haha those crazy Brits!!!"

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4 minutes ago, Wigmore said:

It would be great if he tweeted a picture of the 2010 England team with a massive badly photoshopped picture of fish and chips at the bottom.

"I swear I've seen these guys down the chippy! Haha those crazy Brits!!!"

in my head i had one for South Korea & Mexico that I could imagine him coming out with. Then the more you think of it each country has that racist stereotype for the old duffer to trip over. 

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i'm pretty short, the looky looky guys once shouted at me (as i'd gone about 10 yards passed them) 'little boy little boy, come back'

 

I did cry and laugh at the same time

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Pretty funny watching him retweet everyone who has tweeted a screenshot of his racism, his entire timeline if just filled with pictures of it now.

Edit. ah he's deleted all of it now :D 

Edited by Coulthard's Jaw

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he's probably worked out that he owns the company that make the knock off sunglasses 

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I can just about understand how some old guy could make a throwaway remark about the Senegal team looking like the chaps he saw in Marbella and be unaware of the casual racist implications. 

But actually getting photoshop out to create a meme to share with your followers is a lot of thought and effort to put into being I-didn't-mean-to-be-racist...

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When will people learn that there is whatsapp instead of posting it on twitter :herman:

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Has he said what’s the ‘right’ way he expected it to be interpreted?

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If it's meant to be a joke about refugees from Africa then the joke doesn't even make sense because Senegal is one of the most stable countries in Africa. While not fully democratic (only president is elected), the appointed officials are still held to account and the country is considered "free" by Freedom House (even being a leading figure in ensuring the peaceful transition of power in Gambia last year). Though that said, they still have major problems. Homosexuality is illegal there and the large majority of the population doesn't think it should be accepted by society.

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9 minutes ago, Heartwork said:

If it's meant to be a joke about refugees from Africa then the joke doesn't even make sense because Senegal is one of the most stable countries in Africa. While not fully democratic (only president is elected), the appointed officials are still held to account and the country is considered "free" by Freedom House (even being a leading figure in ensuring the peaceful transition of power in Gambia last year). Though that said, they still have major problems. Homosexuality is illegal there and the large majority of the population doesn't think it should be accepted by society.

You see...if you over-analyse any joke it loses its humour.

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Just now, Sons FC said:

You see...if you over-analyse any joke it loses its humour.

Implying the joke had any humour in the first place

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2 minutes ago, Heartwork said:

Implying the joke had any humour in the first place

You've done it again - my comment was meant as a joke and you have analysed it back through the original analysis and the corrective analysis has sucked any humour out of my comment.

Edited by Sons FC

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2 hours ago, arenaross said:

Can't wait for westy to rock up and explain how this isn't actually racist.

Is it really racist though? Is he calling them inferior? This to me is just classic observational humour. At the beach you get guys that look just like the Senegal players flogging dodgy good. It's a tad un-pc but it's more than a tad funny. I'm sure the Senegal players would have found it amusing.

1 hour ago, HemHat said:

Is it just me who thinks it's a little bit funny?

me too :D 

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21 minutes ago, Heartwork said:

If it's meant to be a joke about refugees from Africa then the joke doesn't even make sense because Senegal is one of the most stable countries in Africa. While not fully democratic (only president is elected), the appointed officials are still held to account and the country is considered "free" by Freedom House (even being a leading figure in ensuring the peaceful transition of power in Gambia last year). Though that said, they still have major problems. Homosexuality is illegal there and the large majority of the population doesn't think it should be accepted by society.

the explanation is higher up. it has nothing to do with what you think

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Gotta give the fans what they want. People like Arena are parasites, they need right wing madness to survive because they don't have their own opinions, just righteous condemnation of others.

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8 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

Is it really racist though? Is he calling them inferior? This to me is just classic observational humour. At the beach you get guys that look just like the Senegal players flogging dodgy good. It's a tad un-pc but it's more than a tad funny. I'm sure the Senegal players would have found it amusing.

me too :D 

Really?

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9 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

Is it really racist though? Is he calling them inferior? This to me is just classic observational humour. At the beach you get guys that look just like the Senegal players flogging dodgy good. It's a tad un-pc but it's more than a tad funny. I'm sure the Senegal players would have found it amusing.

me too :D 

Me three. No different to saying a bunch of tall people look like a basketball team.

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1 minute ago, Baptista_8 said:

Me three. No different to saying a bunch of tall people look like a basketball team.

Or a bunch of bald people look like a carton of eggs.

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10 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

Gotta give the fans what they want. People like Arena are parasites, they need right wing madness to survive because they don't have their own opinions, just righteous condemnation of others.

I'm sorry if I upset you my darling snowflake :(

 

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He's a bit like everyones slightly casually racist grandad. Probably not meant in a malicious way and probably meant as a joke but those kind of jokes haven't been acceptable for a while now

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It doesn't help that those men Sugar is referring to in Marbella, have often gone through hell to end up in the position they are in. 

Edited by Robbie.Knox

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31 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

At the beach you get guys that look just like the Senegal players flogging dodgy good.

Look just like them how?

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16 minutes ago, Robbie.Knox said:

It doesn't help that those men Sugar is referring to in Marbella, have often gone through hell to end up in the position they are in. 

Paying people traffickers $5,000?

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