First of all I just want to start by thanking the other men, women, gay’s, bi’s, trans or whoever you may be; we’re all human, who do have respect and manners for such an intimate act before I talk about these two let downs (to put it very nicely).
Paddy and Stuart,
I don’t know about you but last time I checked my diary it said 2018 – not ‘pretty entitled white boys era’. Yourself and all other men involved, should be completely ashamed of yourselves for being part of such a horrific act. I get that you are minorly important rugby players with your head spinning around money making, racism – wearing black make-up dressing as a slave – and not giving one f*** about misogyny. However, when it comes down to real life, MONEY cannot grant you the trust from others of being a decent person with morals. You may have been found ‘not guilty’ by the biased court team (which is made up to the majority with men) but because you simply claim not to have raped this lady, does not mean a thing to the rest of us regardless of your status. Your role as a sports player may remain the same, but in the world’s eyes you will now be seen as a rapist, a narcissist and a lettuce who doesn’t know how to act with other human beings.
Too many times women (and males) have been on the receiving end of unwanted sexual attention and/or touching leading them to feel trapped, uncomfortable, fearful and as though their life is in jeopardy. Would you like to see your Mum/sister/female family member passed around your friends like a piece of filth??? Would you go ahead and call her a ‘Belfast slut?!!’ I do not believe the term ‘ legendary’ is used to describe tearing a hole in a woman’s vagina so much that it heavily bleeds and leaves large bruises internally and externally. Would you?
No wonder there are lesser and lesser reports of sexual abuse/rape due to downright idiots like yourself who get away freely for permanently damaging a woman’s livelihood and scarring her psychologically for life. Not only were her undergarments shown around a courtroom for the world to see, she had to face seeing you lot again which would bring around more trauma which could possibly cause flashbacks to the event for her.
I really hope you learn from your actions and go out of your way to support her and her family, plus give a large donation to crisis centres for woman who have to hide away from men like yourself in order to feel safe.