If he went directly up to the deaf person and done it knowing fine well they were deaf then yes it would count. Until then it's not the same as Kevin O'Hara's case so let's not try to dilute it by pretending it was a mild offence that was taken the wrong way. He directly abused Shiels because he had lost an eye.grumpyoldman wrote: ↑Wednesday 15th 2017f November 2017 08:38:27 PMThere are a couple of deaf and dumb boys in the south stand.
Does that mean Higginbotham cupping his ears during his goal celebration
could be construed as mocking their disability.
I really doubt it, but I’m sure some of the PC brigade could find mileage in it.
Also lets not mix ageism with racism or abusing disabled people and homophobia. Abuse is not just abuse and let's not pretend otherwise. There are definite degrees of acceptability and what O'Hara did was completely unacceptable.