Asian Tariq Phalid was yesterday cleared of shouting racial abuse at plump BNP leader Nick Griffin.
Mr Phalid, speaking through an interpreter told reporters that he had not abused Mr Griffin, but had actually shouted, 'Get all these bloody sponging foreigners out, Nick, my mate.' Mr Phalid's interpreter, Ged 'the spiv' Wordsmith, said that his client had a very limited understanding of English, having only lived in the country for 30 years, and may have confused his words in the excitement of seeing his hero and role model.
"Mr Phalid did shout at Griffin," said Mr 'the spiv', "but what might have meant to be ' Get all these bloody sponging foreigners out', might have sounded vaguely like, 'Nick Griffin, you f*****g w****r.'
In his defence, Mr Phalid, in broken English, told out reporter. "I shouldn't have done what I done, really." But this came out sounding vaguely like. "You're as big a f*****g w****r as Nick Griffin."
The rotund Nick Griffin was unavailable for comment, which sounded vaguely like, "F**k off!"