I'm not even sure who Gascoigne is, though the name seems vaguely familiar. Whoever he is though, he got off very lightly. I would have doubled the fine as it was a very poor, unfunny joke that has been around for at least a century. I think I first heard it back in second class at school.
But then I read that the fine wasn't for his feeble sense of humour.
He was fined because the so called joke was directed at a
nigger coon spade wog blackie Person Of Non Caucasian Extraction.
There are a couple of little puzzles here that I admit are confusing me. First of all, who made the complaint? There must have been a complaint or there wouldn't have been a court case. Was it the PONCE himself who made the complaint, in which case he is pretty pathetic security guard if he's going to cry at a few words? If the poor little [black] snowflake is going to be "humiliated" by an ancient and exceedingly poor joke then what the fuck is he going to be like in the middle of a full scale riot? God help us if someone came at him with a knife.
Or was it a bystander and not the PONCE, in which case they should mind their own fucking business.
Then there is the accusation of "threatening or abusive words or behaviour".
I presume the "behaviour" meant that Gascoigne turned his head towards the PONCE before uttering those now immortal words, but if turning your head is "threatening behaviour" then we're all fucked.
So I can only assume that it was the words that were "threatening or abusive". Was the PONCE rendered unconscious after being struck on the head with an innuendo? Was he half beaten to death with an oxymoron? Was his eye put out with an errant split infinitive?
When I was a kid and someone teased me the parents would respond with the stock response – sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you. Sound advice. True advice. Ignore.
But now a security guard can be reduced to a quivering jelly of nerves because of a bad joke?
What the fuck is the world coming to?