Saturday, July 13, 2013

Twitter attack on Collingwood player Clinton Young's brother

by David Hurley from The Herald Sun:
COLLINGWOOD star Clinton Young has been the victim of a Twitter attack by a man who made shocking comments about his brother, who has Down syndrome.
Following the Pies victory over Carlton on Friday night, Young tweeted his thanks to supporters and referred to
his brother, who was in the circle singing the club song with the players after the win.
Young tweeted: "Great win by the boys tonight! Thanks for all the messages, Lachie loved the night too! Fair to say I needed the run, can't wait for next wk."
A Twitter user replied: "Good to see your brother fitting in but I guess he would already lots of spastics at the pies."
Catherine McAlpine, chief executive officer of Down Syndrome Australia, said: "It is really disappointing that some people still think it is acceptable that people with disabilities are fair game when it comes to ridicule and abuse like this."
Young, 27, and Collingwood Football Club did not wish to comment on the incident.

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