Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Neil Lennon bullet picture troll joins Belfast Union flag protest

David Craig (far right - White top, black bottoms) at the Belfast Flag protest Saturday April 13th 2012.
David Craig (far right - White top, black bottoms) at the Belfast Flag protest Saturday April 13th 2012.

A Sectarian  internet troll jailed for posting a picture of Neil Lennon covered in bullet wounds online was a prominent figure at Saturday’s flag protest outside Belfast City Hall.

David Craig, who is originally from Paisley in Scotland, moved to Northern Ireland last year after receiving death threats himself.

He was jailed for 14 months last year and banned from all UK football grounds for three years after posting abuse about the Celtic boss on his Facebook page following a Celtic v Rangers Old Firm game in March 2011.

The 25-year-old mocked up pictures of Lurgan man Lennon and put the words “dead man walking” on the front of his body.

Underneath a caption read: “Neil Lennon dead man!!!!!! UVF1.”

Another picture on Craig’s Facebook page showed Neil Lennon wearing a Celtic top with bullet wounds on his torso and one on the centre of his head.

A judge said Craig’s actions were “vile and hateful”.

Craig was draped in the Union flag as he joined around 150 others to protest at Belfast City Council’s decision to fly the flag on designated days only.

 

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