Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, has said the news that Rio Ferdinand has retired from playing for England a victory for racists everywhere.
Ferdinand’s announcement comes after John Terry was picked for the last European championship ahead of him despite being due in court for racially abusing his brother, Anton. Although the court cleared Terry of the charges, the FA found him guilty and banned him accordingly.
“Rio’s decision is the right one, and shows the growing support for fascism in the footballing community” Griffin told reporters.
“I think we need to thank John Terry, the England fans accused of racially abusing him at a recent game and Paolo Di Canio for raising the profile of right-wing nut jobs in the game.”
Mr Griffin has long called for those who do not meet the profile of a member of the ‘white indigenous population’ to be deported back to ‘where they came from’, even if that is London. He has always denied that his strange world views are in any way an insecurity stemming from being the only boy in an all girls’ school.
During his interview, Mr griffin was accused of being narrow-minded, something he denied. “During the dispute between Ferdinand and Terry I was able to see both points of view, although that’s mainly due to my eyes working independently of each other.”