And finally… trainspotting

A lecturer at a top Scottish university was reported to police over an alleged “hate crime” after quoting Trainspotting on Instagram.

James Mooney, a film and philosophy lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, screened the cult classic for a delegation of visiting American students last month.

He posted a photo of his audience on Instagram, captioning it: “Spent this morning telling a group of visiting American students that we don’t *really* hate the English, but that they *are* wankers. Welcome to Scotland!”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed that they had received a report of “xenophobic comments made online” in relation to the post, the Edinburgh Evening News reports.

The spokesperson added: “A full investigation was conducted and it was established that no crime had been committed. However, the matter was recorded as a hate incident. No further police action was required.”

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