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‘We all f@cking hate Spurs!!!!!’: Osborne Clarke partner in foul-mouthed LinkedIn post

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Corporate lawyer embraces his inner Danny Dyer

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A partner at international law firm Osborne Clarke has taken to LinkedIn to express his dislike for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Sebastiaan Jeroen Lub — a partner at the firm’s Amsterdam office — posted a message on LinkedIn claiming “WE ALL F@CKING HATE SPURS!!!!!”.

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First spotted by weekly legal blog RollOnFriday, Lub — coming over all Danny Dyer — sent the post from his professional profile, which clearly states he’s a “Partner at Osborne Clarke”.

While Lub, who specialises in tearing up the terraces on Saturday complex multi-jurisdictional outsourcing transactions, is presumably just joking around, it’s probably wise to keep opinions like these off LinkedIn, where clients (who might be Spurs fans) might come across it.

Osborne Clarke’s managing partner, Ray Berg, told Legal Cheek:

Clearly I am disappointed to see this comment. As a business, we encourage our people to connect, communicate and share information on social media. We provide colleagues with training on how to use the technologies and everyone is expected to be polite, professional and courteous. Jeroen would like to apologise for any offence caused, particularly to Spurs fans.

Lub isn’t the first lawyer to let his passion for football get the better of him.

Last year, Chelsea-mad City lawyer Clive O’Connell was sacked after branding Liverpool FC fans “scouse scum” during a hot-tempered YouTube interview.

A former partner in the London office of New York-based outfit Goldberg Segalla, O’Connell also referred to Liverpool fans as “nasty horrible people” before writing on Twitter later that they should “crawl back” to their “horrible Merseyside home”.

The insurance specialist has since landed a job at London law firm McCarthy Denning.

32 Comments

Anonymous

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Anonymous

This is a shocker, I thought all football fans were quiet, reasonable people who are never quick to anger.

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Anonymous

ah just the normal football banter

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Anonymous

banter clause …. tiz the season yano

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Anonymous

It’s just football. I’d think a Tottenham supporting client might have some empathy for that shared passion. In any case, a client who quits their regular firm because of a comment like this would probably cancel their retainer for some other frivolous reason.

I can appreciate the concept of the disinterested and objective lawyer but in the modern world it simply does not exist. Get over it. Clients want diligence, not distance.

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Anonymous

Spot on

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Anonymous

I am a Spurs fan and would immediately hire this guy. At least he has a bit of character, loads of grey suits around in the legal industry. He didn’t even swear…..

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Anonymous

He is definitely a top LAD.

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Anonymous

I rather have him in my corner than opposite me! Just banter aired in a football group, happens all the time.

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Anonymous

West Brom make me vom.

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Anonymous

Agree with you totally, scummy fans and a scummy ground. COME ON BURNLEY!!

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Anonymous

There’s a football abuse hotline now – you could phone that and shout about hating Spurs

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Arsene Wenger

I couldn’t agree more…

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Jack Wilshere

WHAT DO WE THINK OF TOTTENHAM?

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Everybody who thinks he is a clown - so many

Wilshere -isn’t he the guy who is injured all the time – ? didn’t The gooners dump him at Bournemouth ? he never was the sharpest tool in the box but what do you expect

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Interloper

I kind of agree with him.

That said, if he’s a West Ham fan, he can fornicate off…

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Anonymous

St Albans City 4ever! We’re climbing up the National League South (formerly Conference) day by day!

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Anonymous

Your team is an embarrassment to football.

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Anonymous

Football is an embarrassment to sport. Watch rugby, you chav loser.

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Anonymous

Rugby is for people who were no good at football. And I don’t really care that I am a chav because I know you will only say that when your behind a computer screen.

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Anonymous

Lol at self identifying as a chav.

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Anonymous

Nah, rugby is for preppy tossers who were “worked over” too hard by the “bigger boys” they had to fag for and have been traumatised about ever since.

“Mater, pater. I’ve had a tahrrible tarm dewn’t you kneww…”

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Anonymous

Not only is rugby a much better have than football, the sport actually treats its fans with respect. Your governing body is ludicrously corrupt, your tickets are expensive as hell, your best tickets are whored out to corporate guests (with the real fans being screwed over), and your stars are all overpaid divas. Football sold its soul a long time ago – it’s a money managing exercise in celebrity, not a sport. Rugby still has genuine atmosphere. So insult me all you want (even though your supposition that I went to a private school is entirely wrong), I’ll comfort myself with the fact that I’m paying far less money to see a far superior game, and I’m valued far more highly as a fan.

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Anonymous

Following on from my comment above, I’ll also point out that rugby games are a far more pleasant atmosphere. No need for segregated stands, because out fans don’t behave like thugs. When’s the last time you heard of fans getting banned from rugby matches for racism, or them rioting, or trashing up various European capitals. Loads of football fans are mindless scum, nothing more.

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Anonymous

One final thing: based on the news today, apparently loads of your coaches are rapists. Just lol.

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Anonymous

Burn.

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Trumpenkrieg

Quick to give this guy a slacking pass because it’s “football bantz” but anyone who engages in even a slightly off-colour remark about race or gender, even in the absence of ill will, the baying mob instantly demands that he be sacked, disbarred, prosecuted for hate speech, bankrupted by levies, his wife raped by crazed apes and his children sold into slavery whilst he is forced to engage in a Maoist struggle session for all eternity. Political correctness gone mad I tell you.

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Interloper

Oh shut up you tit.

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Trumpenkrieg

Thank you for disproving my point so thoroughly

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The Trumpster will take care of you, beta cuck

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Interloper

I’ll be waiting Dickwash

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Anonymous

A comment made in a football group? Who cares. How did this end up outside that group anyway? Judging from the picture someone just snitched.

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