Bouncer targeted in racist pub rant says it was ‘worse than stab threats’

A doorman who was subjected to a barrage of racist abuse by a drunk woman in Wetherspoons said the verbal attack has not left his mind as she was jailed this week.

Tristan Price, 26, was working at the Figure of Eight pub in Birmingham city centre when the incident took place on May 22 this year.

After kicking Sharna Walker, 25, out of the venue, Price was called the a racist word as Walker flew into a rage and started screaming and pushing him, The Mirror reports.

On Monday (December 13), Walker was jailed after pleading guilty to racially aggravated common assault and criminal damage after smashing a pub door.

Tristan still works as a doorman, but no longer at the same pub where the incident happened.

He told the Mirror it was the first time he had been racially abused as a bouncer and he found her words 'hurtful'.

He said: "Being racially abused was worse than being threatened with violence as you're prepared for violence in my job.

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"People have tried to fight me and punch me and I've even had knives pulled out on me but those incidents have left my head quickly. What she said hasn't.

"But I have to move on as I can't let those hurtful words drag me down and be like a ball and chain."

Walker's racist rant was caught on camera and the disturbing footage quickly went viral online sparking outrage and widespread condemnation.

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"I was in disbelief when she started calling me the N-word," Tristan said.

"She pushed me because she wanted a reaction out of me and when she couldn't get a reaction out of me she took it there.

"If someone is violent towards me I can defend myself but when someone is verbally abusive my hands are tied and I just have to take the abuse.

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"Some people say she was drunk but drunk minds speak sober thoughts.

"When I get drunk I'm happy. You can't make an excuse that she was drunk because what she said was inexcusable. By saying she was drunk you are saying it's ok to be racist and it's not ok."

Walker sobbed as she was being jailed for 14 weeks at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

However Tristan had withdrawn his support for the prosecution so did not attend the hearing.

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Tristan explained: "After the video went viral I decided enough had been done and people seeing it would have been worse than any punishment the court would have given her.

"I was shocked when I heard she had been jailed as racists are usually given a slap on the wrist.

"After the World Cup you could see how comfortable and free people felt to show their racism by abusing the black English footballers."

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As well as being jailed Walker was banned from going into the Figure of Eight for two years unless the landlord gives her express permission and ordered to pay Tristan £500 compensation.

"I did not expect Walker to be jailed as racists feel they have free range to say whatever they want," Tristan said.

"Walker being jailed is in the public's interest because it is a valuable lesson and example of how you're not going to get away with being a racist anymore."

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Birmingham Police Chief Inspector James Spencer said: "This was an disgraceful incident and people were understandably disgusted at her actions.

"Racist behaviour is completely unacceptable. We will robustly investigate crimes of this nature and offenders can expect to be prosecuted.”

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