Telegraph’s Gordon Rayner writes:
“English athletes at the Commonwealth Games have been briefed on what to do if they are booed amid fears that Scots nationalists could use the “friendly games” to voice animosity towards the Auld Enemy.
It appears Gordon Rayner (@gordonrayner) confected this vacuous narrative. Nowhere in it does he provide corroboration, or citation, or even a name.
Shouldn’t the author of this apparently scurrilous fiction furnish some evidence to back his claims? He might then present verifiable examples of Scots booing English track and field athletes.
Well of course he won’t do that because he can’t. Absent corroboration, this article begs to be viewed as a transparent attempt by Gordon Rayner and his employer to foment racial unrest and endanger the peace. As such it clearly falls within the scope of behaviour proscribed by law.
If this story were to contribute to unrest during the games, Rayner and the Telegraph should be held criminally liable.