An Asian man who was accused of shouting racial abuse at BNP leader Nick Griffin was cleared today.
Tauriq Khalid, 23, denied shouting 'WHITE BASTARDS' at far-right demonstrators in his home town of Burnley, Lancashire, in November last year.
A jury of five women and seven men cleared Khalid of one count of using racially abusive threatening behaviour after deliberating for 45 minutes following a three-day trial at Preston Crown Court.
Khalid admitted shouting derisory comments from his car window at far-right BNP demonstrators outside Burnley police station.
He told the jury he stopped his silver Vauxhall Astra and shouted "Nick Griffin, you FUCKING WANKER' and made a V-sign with his fingers.
He also admitted he shouted several times 'get the FUCK out of Burnley, you're not welcome here'.
But he denied making a gun gesture towards Mr Griffin, a North West MEP with an office in Burnley, or that he indicated he intended to shoot him.
I think he probably did call GRIFFIN, A WHITE BASTARD. So Griffin should have been allowed to call him BLACK BASTARD. No need for a three day trial costing fortunes and everybody goes home happy. BUT NO! The PC POLICE HAVE GOT TO GET INVOLVED and look for trouble where there is none. FOR FUCK'S SAKE LET'S GROW UP. He is a FUCKING WANKER, we know it, his wife knows it and he probably knows it.
MOVE ON FOR FUCK'S SAKE!