Infamous ‘Spitting Man’ agrees to pay fine for racist behaviour – The Post

Infamous ‘Spitting Man’ agrees to pay fine for racist behaviour

He was charged under section 266b of the Penal Code, which criminalises racist speech

This photo of the act went viral on social media, drawing widespread condemnation (photo: Twitter)
April 7th, 2016 8:04 am| by Shifa Rahaman
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The 58-year-old Danish man, who last September became infamous as ‘The Spitting Man’ after a picture of him spitting on and hurling racist abuse at refugees went viral, has agreed to pay a large fine for his racist behaviour.

Price to pay
TV2 reports that the man has now agreed to pay a fine of 5,000 kroner.

“He has informed me that he will pay the fine,” prosecutor Jeanette Wincentz Andersen told TV2.

The man has maintained throughout that he was only looking down at the refugees, and Andersen declined to unequivocally confirm whether or not he had admitted that his behaviour was racist.

“I do not know – but if he had pleaded not guilty, then we would have ended up in court. It was up to him to decide whether to go to court or pay a fine. Since he’s accepted the fine, it implies that he has in fact pleaded guilty,” she said.

The man was charged last October  – both of violating section 266b of the Penal Code relating to racism, and also with violence. However, the violence charge was later dropped.