Police investigating ex-Coronation Street actor’s anti-India rant

Posted on Sep 28 2016 - 5:30am
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Marc Anwar has been sacked from Coronation Street, following a racially-charged Twitter rant.

Marc Anwar has been sacked from Coronation Street, following a racially-charged Twitter rant.

After receiving reports of a hate-crime, UK police are investigating a diatribe of comments condemning India and it’s citizens posted on Twitter by Pakistani actor Marc Anwar. 

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A police spokesman confirmed a report on the alleged hate crime had been received on Sunday, September 25 (NZ time Monday, September 26).

Anwar, who played love cheat Sharif Nazir on Britain’s long-running soap, Coronation Street, was axed from his job when Coronation Street bosses were informed of his abusive comments. 

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The tweets first appeared at the weekend, after there was reported fighting between protesters and Indian troops in the Kashmir region.

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Soon after, Anwar issued an apology on his YouTube account, in which he explained his reasons for the comments.

According to The Guardian he said: “I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to anyone that I may have offended with my tweets on Friday evening and especially people from India.

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“This was never my intention and the language was unacceptable. I feel that I have let a lot of people down, my family, my friends and my former colleagues.

“This I … very sincerely apologise for.”

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He added: “On Friday evening I saw, on the news, children being pulled out of rubble, people being pelted with pellets, women mourning their dead in Kashmir.

“This upset me very deeply and in a moment of madness I ranted out. I vented my anger.

“Again, the language that I used, I sincerely apologise for. But my feelings were very sincere for the people of Kashmir. And I hope that everyone that I have offended can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”

 – brisbanetimes.com.au

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