WAR hero Simon Weston has blasted internet trolls as “scum” after they joked about his injuries on Twitter.

WAR hero Simon Weston has blasted internet trolls as “scum” after they joked about his injuries on Twitter.

The Falklands veteran Simon Weston, 50, became the latest celeb to be targeted by sickos who taunted him over his burns.

His son, James, 20, stumbled on a fake profile while studying at university.

Welsh Guard Simon was badly burned when the British ship Sir Galahad was bombed during the Falklands War in 1982.

The sicko pretended to be the Falklands veteran, using racist language on the site. Simon said: “Lots of people started approaching me about it, most upsetting was hearing that my own family had seen it but I won’t look at it.

“The other problem is that it is not good to think the general public might actually think I talk like this. I was at a Children Of Courage awards ceremony recently and the following day one of the organisers called me and said: ‘This cannot be you.’

“He was totally shocked. It could have cost me my reputation and all because some foul scumbag thinks this is funny.

“The frustrating thing is these people don’t have the courage to say things like this to your faces, because if they did they would probably fall foul of the law with my reaction.”

Charity champion Weston has now been in touch with owners of the site to have the profile shut down.

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One thought on “WAR hero Simon Weston has blasted internet trolls as “scum” after they joked about his injuries on Twitter.

  1. Simon Weston volunteered to serve his country and protect the liberty of those who wanted to remain British. He didn’t pay the ultimate price, but he came pretty close. Anyone who belittles him or any of the other servicemen and women who have suffered for the greater good of their nation should stop to reflect for a moment, and also think about what they have or have not done to serve anyone else but themselves. Perhaps then, they might think twice about such outrageous behaviour.

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