By Alan Duffy
Former UKIP candidate and current member of the English Democrats, Paul Rimmer, has claimed on his Facebook page that Liverpool FC’s sponsoring of their local Gay Pride march two year’s ago angered God, who in turn put a curse on the Reds which stopped them winning the 13/14 Premier League title.
Rimmer, who is apparently not a Chris Morris creation despite the name, posted the comments on Tuesday morning, although the Bible quote he used actually related to bestiality and not homosexuality…
Anyway, the far-right nut-job is no stranger to homophobia having been arrested for challenging a gay rights rainbow flag at a police station. The 52-year-old pub doorman, who plans to stand for Mayor of Liverpool in 2016, also said:
“From the Bible, Sodomy defiles a Nation. Those who promote it will be punished & vomited out of the Land. In 2012 Liverpool FC sponsored the City’s Gay Pride Parade. Unless they repent they will be under a continual curse.
“Everyone knows homosexuality is wrong, but now we have to pretend its nice and normal and anyone who points out it’s a perversion is evil. This is a deep moral and spiritual sickness in our nation.”
“Liverpool were amazing last year, but the title was denied them.”
To be fair to the bigoted loon, his punditry skills are still a level above those of Jamie Redknapp.
Oh, and he posted this before…
Surely “Sodomy & Blackness” would be the greatest name ever for a pop duo?
Anyway, I’m not sure even Brendan Rodgers would use this as an excuse for his side’s dismal form this season. But fair dues to Liverpool FC as they have, over the last few years, been one of the most active Premier League clubs in helping to fight homophobia in the game.