Monday 23 October 2017

Adams has a habit of saying stupid things and accusing others of misunderstanding

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, Vice-President of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald, First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Fein ard fheis at The Convention Centre in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, Vice-President of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald, First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Fein ard fheis at The Convention Centre in Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Plenty of Irish people stayed up late on Sunday night to watch the new episode of 'Game Of Thrones'. But those hoping to see the usual round of political assassinations in Westeros would have witnessed an even more surreal act of political hara kiri take place on Twitter.

As anyone with the time and patience to follow Gerry Adams on Twitter knows only too well, the Sinn Féin leader is an eccentric sort of chap prone to Tweeting his 111,000 followers about his teddy bear and rubber ducks.

But when he decided to publicly express his appreciation for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained', he chose to say: "Watching Django Unchained - a Ballymurphy N***er!" [But he didn't use asterisks].

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