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Student ‘who Threw Eggs at King Charles’ Says He’s Been Sent Death Threats



Patrick Thelwell was told he will be ‘watching his back for the rest of his life’ (Picture: PA)

The student arrested for chucking eggs at King Charles claims he’s had death threats, with one person telling him he is going to be beheaded.

Patrick Thelwell, 23, revealed the extent of the backlash he has received since being bailed over the incident during a royal walkabout in Micklegate Bar, York, on Wednesday.

He told ‘It’s been a whirlwind, my life is now divided into pre and post egg.

‘I have received messages of support from people around the world – even people in Iran. But I’ve had a lot of death threats.’

The former Green party candidate and Extinction Rebellion member described those making them as ‘bootlickers’ and said some had even turned up at his home.

He went on: ‘I’ve had people threaten to decapitate me, people have been saying I’ll need to watch my back for the rest of my life.

‘And then their messages usually end with “God Save the King”.

The former Green Party candidate has been arrested at least five times before (Picture: Facebook)

‘People have also been round to my university accommodation, and round to my previous addresses.’

If charged and found guilty, Thelwell could face a fine of up to £5,000 and up to six months in prison.

He is currently under investigation by the University of York for ‘bringing their reputation into disrepute’ and faces expulsion.

However, the International Relations student is not too concerned, saying he has ‘no regrets at all’, especially as this is the fifth time he has been arrested.

The eggs thrown just missed the King and Queen consort (Picture: James Glossop – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The GoFundMe to cover Thelwell’s legal fees has been taken down (Picture: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

In September 2020, he was found guilty of blocking London Bridge as part of Extinction Rebellion (XR), for which he was fined £500.

He has also been ‘violently’ evicted by police after squatting in two separate locations in York to set up ‘radical’ libraries.

Thelwell said: ‘I am feeling good, I am just focused on getting my message out there. I haven’t taken action about the Royal Family before.

‘I’ve got a good solicitor, and my fine can be up to £5,000, but I’m probably going to go to prison.’

Thelwell protesting outside the University of York, which has threatened to expel him (Picture: Facebook)

Asked if he had planned the egg-throwing attack as soon as he heard the King and Queen were coming to visit, Thelwell responded: ‘Well I’m always thinking of fun things that can be done.

‘I don’t think the Royal Family should assume that everyone will be happy to see them. I think they are all complicit in the systemic human rights abuses of the state because they benefit from their bloodline.’

Unfortunately for Thelwell, his GoFundMe to cover legal costs has been taken down by the website.

‘My GoFundMe did get taken down, and they haven’t said why – the King was probably on the phone,’ he said.

‘We were past £500, but I also heard that they raise your fine if you fundraise the money anyway.’

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder



Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained



Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.

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