Man faces hate crime charge in Scotland over dog’s ‘Nazi salute’

A man has been arrested over an online video that reportedly shows a dog making a Nazi salute.

The 28-year-old, from Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, faces hate crime charges over the video, Police Scotland said.

The clip allegedly shows a pug sitting in front of a screen showing footage of Adolf Hitler and appearing to make Nazi salutes.

Officers said the video had been shared online and “caused offence and hurt to many people in our community”.

Here’s the apology video done April 21 2016

Here’s the Original – M8 Yer Dugs A Nazi – He’s guilty of being an asshole.

  • This is what you get when an ignoramus has too much time on his hands and access to a dog with a higher IQ than his own. Its not clear to me that this has anything to do with hate. Now, if stupid were illegal, this guy might well be in for a life sentence. But then, stupid is forever, isn’t it?

    • I agree, I think he is an ass, a stupid one but nothing more malevolent.

  • jack burns

    These hate crime/hate speech prosecutions in Europe are so bizarre that I can’t internalize them. That this is happening and people aren’t in the streets means nothing less than Orwell’s worst fears have been realized.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I feel absolutely horrible about what they are doing to that Texas HS grad who – on a dare – flashed his wedding tackle in a group photo shoot. They want to ruin his life forever.

      BTW, a feature of my HS yearbook was a track and field event photo of a pole vaulting friend of mine whose considerable equipment broke free just as he was going over a bar. Captured on camera, the photo was run half-page size BECAUSE of the exposed genitalia. Not a peep was heard from anybody in a town of close to 100,000 people.. Of course, that was the 1970s, and the world has changed and become much more fearful of all things sexual EXCEPT perversion and pedophilia. Those last two are now “rights” and thus worthy causes. Sheesh!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Is this any different than Sid Vicious wearing a Nazi swastika shirt just for shock value?
    I’m not necessarily even willing to call this guy an asshole. He might be an asshole, he might not be, but a hate crime?
    No effing way!

  • Will Quest

    I find his retard accent too much too bear ……

    • Sid Falco

      He has a reasonably educated Scottish accent.

      • Will Quest

        Could have fooled me….. still highly irritating, an acquired taste ~!?!

        • Sid Falco

          He’s probably a twat – he certainly looks like one and evidently acts like one – but he doesn’t have a particularly “rough” accent and sounds educated – or at least not thick. Surprisingly (to his credit), he isn’t affecting a west coast whine.

          • Will Quest

            Why are you so learned about Scottish accents, credentials Sid or am I required to take your opinion point blank ?
            Sid the accent , however educated, is as irritating as a bag-pipe played wrong…….

          • Here are some less “educated” Scottish accents:

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            God, I love that show!

          • Sid Falco

            You’re not but I’m Scottish which means I can tell the difference as often as not between an educated and a thick one.

          • Will Quest

            Thanks for the education ….

  • T.C.

    I can see how some people might think it is in poor taste – particularly the dogs owner. But then I can see how some people might find it satirical and funny. Most comedians end up offending someone. By the way, who were offended? Nazis? Or Pug owners? The U.K. police are a joke. They offend me. They should be charged for being clowns.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The only people that care about swastikas are people in Israel and those wishing to sell the war agenda. Which is why nowadays many of the people in Israel want people in their 90’s that cannot even walk in front of the cameras that were former Nazis to scare people. There are also people that spraypaint swastikas that are normally Jewish people as well to bring the fear of Hitler and the holocaust so we can wet ourselves to sell the next government agenda of war and police state measures. Such people that spraypaint swastikas are obviously people that want to sell an agenda and they obviously know what they are doing is going to get shock value. People have seen through this and it is obvious that anti-Semitism and labeling people as such has lost its shock value. I doubt his dog even knew what it was doing. The fact that people have to be charged over nonsense like this proves that anti-Semitism and labeling people as such and protecting Israel has simply gone too far. There is two-tiered justice which is one for the rest of us and one for the elites.