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UPDATE: DIGITAL HOLDING GIANT IAC FIRES PR DIRECTOR JUSTINE SACCO OVER RACIST TWEET

When senior director of corporate communications Justine Sacco’s plane lands somewhere in Africa later on today and she switches on her phone, the sound of the pit of her stomach dropping will be heard around the world. Sacco who works for IAC (the company owns Match.com and Vimeo) tweeted the following last night… A representative from IAC said in a statement:  “This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable []

UK NEWS: TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS’ PERSONAL ASSISTANT CAUTIONED BY POLICE AFTER SENDING DEATH THREAT TO SUN REPORTER

N-Dubz star and former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos (24) really needs to find herself a better class of friends and staff. Tabloid rag The Sun reports that Tulisa’s personal assistant Gareth Varey  (27) sent a death threat to the reporter who exposed the star and her “best friend” rapper Mike GLC (35) in an ‘alleged’ drugs sting. Original gangsta and bad man Varey sent the following email to the reporter:  “I’m going to kill  you bitch.” The police questioned Varey and formally cautioned him over the offence. He had no choice but to admit to this offence and has apologised. [Thanks L] []

UK NEWS: FORMER FOOTBALLER AND ANTI-RACISM CAMPAIGNER RESIGNS OVER RACIST SLUR

Via Yahoo Sport The Football Association has accepted the resignation of anti-racism campaigner Paul Elliott from all his positions within the organisation after he made “discriminatory abusive comments”. Elliott, a former Chelsea and Celtic defender, allegedly aimed a racial insult via text at ex-Charlton player Richard Rufus in an argument over a failed business venture. Both men are black. The Sun reported that Elliott, 48, texted Rufus the words: “Ur (sic) a stupid man nigger. You dog. Ur history my friend.” Elliott, []

IDIOT OF THE DAY: FOOTBALLER’S FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULTING SON’S EX-GIRLFRIEND

Via The Daily Mail The father of footballer Danny Simpson has  been found guilty of assault after a bust-up with his son’s former  girlfriend. Bodybuilder Peter Samms confronted Stephanie  Ward, 25, after she revealed how the Newcastle United star had ‘cheated’ on her  with X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos in a national newspaper. Samms, 46, barged into Miss Ward’s home in  Worsley, Greater Manchester, just hours after she had aborted the child she was  carrying with the footballer. During the confrontation, last November,  Samms acted in []

RACE ROW: COUNCILLOR TELLS FOOTBALLER MARIO BALOTELLI TO ‘GO AND WORK IN THE FIELDS’

The sly shots, the prodding and the blatant racism just keeps on coming folks! First its scum bag football supporters at Euro 2012 making monkey chants and throwing bananas on the pitch, and now its some dumb right wing politician attempting to bait footballer Mario Balotelli. They really want to see this man completely lose it. Via The Daily Mail An Italian regional councillor has sparked a race row after he posted on his Facebook page a picture of footballer Mario Balotelli working in fields as an immigrant worker. Paolo Ciani, 51, of []

CALLS FOR SWEDISH MINISTER TO RESIGN OVER BLACK WOMAN CAKE STUNT

Picture via Frihetssmedjan Just when you think it can’t get any more offensive and ridiculous… Via The Guardian Sweden’s minister of culture has been accused of racism after cutting a cake depicting a naked black woman. Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was taking part in an event at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the capital’s museum of modern art and home to works by Picasso and Dalí. She was invited to cut the cake, an art installation meant to highlight the issue of female genital mutilation. She began, []

UK NEWS: BIG BROTHER STAR MAKOSI MUSAMBASI ‘BANNED FROM BRITAIN’

Tabloid rag The Sun reports that former Big Brother star Makosi Musambasi has been ‘kicked out of Britain’ by the UK Border Agency. She was allegedly stopped by the UK Border Agency at Heathrow after she flew in from Lagos, Nigeria for attempting to use a relative’s passport and apparently had approximately £12,000 in cash taken from her, which is currently under investigation. Musambasi won an asylum battle to avoid deportation back to Zimbabwe in 2005. Makosi is just one big disaster. [Thanks []