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Bobby Connor

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  • 6 months later...

What a joke. I mean ok he's very lucky he never got killed, but at the end of the day he's not the 1st person to do a bizzare protest and he won't be the last. Should have just given him a fine and that's it, ridiculous jailing the guy

The message this sends out is the bigger the event you protest at, the bigger the sentence,so you're better being quiet in the first place,especially when it concerns the establishment.

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Thought this was funny...


'Britain is a brutal, deeply divided, class-driven place' says his wife, Deepa Naik.


Sounds like she might be Indian.... a country where the class division is even greater than it is in Britain.


Is she Indian?


She sounds Indian.


I bet she's Indian.



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Imagine if there was a wee boat race going on in Ullapool or somewhere like that and you were daft enough to swim in front of one of the boats.


Worst you could expect would be a clip around the ear and to be told you're a fucking annoying prick.


That fucking annoying prick (legend) should get himself in front of the European courts.

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  • 8 months later...


A man who disrupted last year's University Boat Race by swimming in front of the crews has been refused leave to remain in the UK.

The Home Office said Trenton Oldfield's presence in the country was not "conducive to the public good".
The Australian was jailed for six months after being found guilty of causing a public nuisance.
Oldfield told Isleworth Crown Court that his actions were a protest against elitism and inequality.
A Home Office spokesman said: "Those who come to the UK must abide by our laws.
"We refused this individual leave to remain because we do not believe his presence in this country is conducive to the public good."
Oldfield, who has a British wife, Deepa Naik, who is expecting a child, said he had appealed against the decision.
Sentencing Oldfield in October last year, Judge Anne Molyneux said he had ruined the race for everyone.
"You caused delay and disruption to it and to the members of the public who had gone to watch it and to enjoy the spectacle of top athletes competing," she said.
Oldfield interrupted the 158th boat race between Oxford and Cambridge in April last year. The race was eventually won by Cambridge.
Olympic rower Sir Matthew Pinsent, who was on a launch with umpire John Garrett behind the crews, told the court that Oldfield could have been killed.
Their launch was followed by 25 motorised boats carrying officials, police, sponsors and camera crews.



Seems harsh.

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Seriously it's way over the top to be deported for what he did, even getting jailed was extremely harsh.


We dither and can't get rid of hate preachers yet ask this man to leave, just shows that the guy was right in his protest at elitism, it will be an old schoolboy network of toffs behind this outraged that someone dared disrupt their poxy race.

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