Inevitably, The English Defence League has been getting itself in quite a strop about its portrayal in the Channel 4 documentary Proud & Prejudiced, which aired last night. Tommy Robinson, the group’s leader, particularly, spent the best part of Monday evening getting acquainted with his new Twitter account, expressing his thoughts throughout his viewing.
Robinson must’ve been expecting the worse when he tweeted “[I am] nervous about the doc,” and “I’ve got butterflies” before the documentary had even started. Later, he appeared very on edge, tweeting arrogantly and desperately in an attempt justify his actions and counteract C4’s depiction of him: “Its the last 3rd where I act like a prick hahaha”, “Physically have it with em another classic quote”, “Tommy Robinson trending worldwide on Twitter”, “On a bender love it. Embarrassing”, “I said ribbet not brevik”, “why the blurred out faces, they don’t blur ours out” (screenshots here and here).
The EDL has also been kicking up a fuss on Facebook, claiming the program was edited by the government prior to broadcasting. Although absolutely no evidence has been uncovered to back this up, the group stated this on its official page to its numbskull followers:
Earlier today, the official EDL website even went as far as releasing its own video responding to C4’s documentary, with footage compiled in an attempt to portray them in a much better light. Anyone with the slightest bit of intelligence, however, should know The EDL represents a vile gathering that spreads hatred and violence wherever it goes. There is no covering this up (no matter how desperately they try).