Bouncer who was called the N-word in viral video calls 14-week jail sentence for drunken clubber who launched racist tirade ‘a valuable lesson’
- Footage of Sharna Walker, 25, went viral on social media in May after incident
- She was banned from Birmingham after ranting at pub’s doorman Tristan Price
- Walker broke down in tears as she was jailed for 14 weeks at court this week
A bouncer who was called the N-word by a drunken clubber has said her jail sentence is a ‘valuable lesson’ to other racists.
Sharna Walker, 25, flew into a rage and started screaming at doorman Tristan Price, 26, when he kicked her out of a bar in Birmingham.
The tirade was caught on camera as she pushed the security guard and called him a ‘black c***’ and a ‘f***ing n*****’ in front of shocked onlookers.
Walker, of Worcester, then spat at him outside Wetherspoon’s Figure of Eight bar on Birmingham’s bustling Broad Street on May 22 earlier this year.
This week, Walker was jailed after she pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault and criminal damage in connection to smashing the pub’s door.
Sharna Walker (pictured at an earlier hearing), 25, who went viral online in May after the incident in Birmingham’s Broad Street leisure district, was jailed for 14 weeks at court on Monday
The clip, which accumulated over 2.5million views, caused outrage after it was posted online. It captured the moment Walker was booted out of the pub and began yelling at Mr Price
Tristan Price told the Mirror he had never been racially abused as a doorman and her words were ‘hurtful’.
He said: ‘Being racially abused was worse than being threatened with violence as you’re prepared for violence in my job.
‘People have tried to fight me and punch me and I’ve even had knives pulled out on me but those incidents have left my head quickly. What she said hasn’t.
‘But I have to move on as I can’t let those hurtful words drag me down and be like a ball and chain.’
Mr Price, who still works as a bouncer but no longer at the Wetherspoon’s, added that her sentence was a ‘valuable lesson’ and showed you will ‘not get away with being a racist anymore’.
Tristan Price (above), a power lifting champion and machine operative by day, and doorman by night, said he was left shocked and ‘cut up’ by the incident
Walker had previously been cautioned in 2014 for being drunk and disorderly and again in 2016 for using threatening words and behaviour.
In the aftermath of the video, she had posted on Instagram: ‘I would just like to publicly apologise for the situation that happened at the nightclub and I would like everyone to know that I am in fact not racist at all.
‘I have several black co-workers who I love dearly and have even dated black men.’
She insisted she wasn’t racist before saying everyone is ‘entitled to freedom of speech’ and that ‘they shouldn’t be abused for it’.
Meanwhile, Mr Price said he was left shocked and ‘cut up’ by the incident.
Sharna Walker, 25, (pictured) was jailed after she admitted racially aggravated common assault and criminal damage at Birmingham Magistrates Court
He said: ‘I have had a knife pulled on me while at work, which was pretty shocking. But this was worse, it affected me more because it was so vicious.
‘Too often when we speak up about racism like this it is brushed away but it’s a big issue and we need to talk about it.’
The clip, which accumulated over 2.5million views, caused outrage at the time after it was posted to social media.
It captured the moment Walker, then 24, was booted out of the pub and began yelling at Mr Price for her bag.
She tries to shout at one of her friends inside the venue, before storming towards the entrance shouting: ‘Where the f*** is my bag moron, where is my bag.
Walker was banned from Birmingham following her arrest two days after ranting at doorman Tristan Price (still from footage above) outside the Figure of Eight Wetherspoons branch
‘Get my f****** bag then, get my f****** bag.’
While Mr Price remains calm throughout the altercation, Walker appears to push him and calls him a ‘black c****’.
She then repeatedly shouts ‘f****** n*****’ before spitting in full view of fellow revellers as she walks away.
Following the incident, West Midlands Police confirmed a 24-year-old woman was arrested and released on bail, with the condition not to enter Birmingham.
Mr Price, a power lifting champion and machine operative by day, and doorman by night, previously said it was vital that justice was done over the abuse to help try to bring an end to racism.
He added: ‘I don’t want to bring trouble to her door but this behaviour needs to be called out.
‘It is completely unacceptable. People have killed themselves because of the racial abuse they suffer, and we can’t be silent about it.’
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