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Discussion in 'Announcements and Queries' started by Where's My Tractor?, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Where's My Tractor? Tricky

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    If he had been a champion tiddlywinker then they would've gone with that.
     
  3. Dusty Don't run, you'll only die tired....

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    Who is the guy? Is he just some random bloke who bought a UK top or does anyone know him as a member here?
     
  4. Jamie-C-Pball91 Platinum Member

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    They need something new thats why! Bored of shaming footballers, politicians and tv presenters! Need something to take the light of them haha
     
  5. Where's My Tractor? Tricky

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    Plays for Cardinals, made the GB vets team last year or the year before but didn't play much.
     
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  6. BOD The brotherhood

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    I believe it started as a small story in the local news paper, then people started sharing it all over the tinternet complaining about how it doesn't relate to paintball but in doing so giving what was basically a non story more legs to run with until a national arse rag eventually picks it up and runs with, so the moral of this story is, if you don't like adverse publicity don't go pasting the thing all over the tinternet.
     
  7. Where's My Tractor? Tricky

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    All over the internet?, or a forum specifically for paintballers?. I haven't seen it shared anywhere else?.

    I would suggest the moral of the story is probably don't be a sex offender but that's just my take on it?!.
     
  8. Jamie-C-Pball91 Platinum Member

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    I know the guy, he's from the same area that I live in, not buddies, but I know him enough to say hello as a fellow paintballer, and with this going on in the papers for the last year or so, enough to ask him about it.


    I've previously had his version of events - he pleaded not guilty, accepting what happened but not the circumstances.

    He has now been found guilty.


    With regard to the relevance of his hobby, it's twofold:


    1) any headline will relate to your occupation, hobby or activity, and then the relevant community will complain about the media associating them.

    2) he had previously gone to the local paper with his paintball activities (tournaments, playing for GB veterans etc) which then means that instead of the headline 'Businessman ....' its 'Paintballer ....' complete with photos from their back catalogue



    The article is factually correct in that he's a paintballer and has has been found guilty of the offence

    The local papers, Salisbury Journal et al have been covering this since he first went to court and pleaded not guilty. I don't regularly read the local papers and it may have passed me by without the paintball association - but as soon as paintball is mentioned everyone I know asks me about it

    The Sun haven't been very slow picking it up, so I'd probably say a local reporter has submitted it due to the nature of the offence making it 'newsworthy' to a national paper
     
  10. Where's My Tractor? Tricky

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    Being in Norfolk I very rarely get the Andover advertiser lol ;).

    I have no issue with the story being shared, guilty in a court of law is public record,my issue is the paintball link, wouldn't have happened if he liked knitting!.
     
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