Bassetlaw man admits sharing racist video targeting Priti Patel

A former Sunday league football manager from Retford has been accused of ‘inciting racial hatred’ after sharing a Snapchat video aimed at Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 3:38 pm

Jake Henderson posted the video in January containing a racially abusive word following a Covid briefing by Ms Patel.

The 30-year-old along with 26-year-old Robert Cumming from Doncaster, who shared the video widely online, both admitted sending a grossly offensive message by a public communication network at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.

Home Secretary Priti Patel (Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Home Secretary Priti Patel (Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In the footage, which was played to the court, Henderson can be seen watching a TV press conference featuring Ms Patel about the doubling of fines for house party attendees.

Speaking into the camera, Henderson then says: “As a white man, I won’t be listening to people of colour, because they’re no good in positions of power.”

Henderson and Cumming are both due appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court on August 12 to be sentenced.

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