The unlikeliest link ever? Madeleine and Pokemon

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The unlikeliest link ever? Madeleine and Pokemon

Post  Andrew on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 5:57 pm

Was just thinking what the next story will come out of the MSM regarding Madeleine and just seen this from the Sun.... Not sure what Pokemon is though myself....



https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1463762/pokemon-go-madeleine-mccann/

SICK MADDIE STUNT Outrage as sick trolls ‘joke’ about finding MADDIE on Pokemon Go

Vile bullies share shocking image of tragic youngster superimposed onto screenshot from smash hit smartphone game
BY JASPER HAMILL  18th July 2016, 4:39 pm

Trolls have posted sick jokes on social media suggesting missing Madeleine McCann can be found on the Pokemon Go game.

Vile yobs have used Twitter and Facebook to make shocking comments linking Madeleine to the new craze, which has seen millions of people hunting for Pokemon using a mobile phone app.

A man using the name Scott Rennie, from Glasgow, published a highly offensive image in which Madeleine’s face was superimposed on a screenshot of the Pokemon app along with the message: “Doon dalmuir park doing pre season wae ma gowdie boys when a stumbled across the rarest of Pokemon.”

This is the appalling 'joke' Scott Rennie posted to Facebook

This is the appalling ‘joke’ Scott Rennie posted to Facebook
A comment below the shocking post, which was liked six times, said: “That’s no funny.”

But another person wrote: “You evil wee man. I chuckled also.”

Other highly offensive remarks posted on Facebook include one by Brad McKenzie which said: “If Madeleine McCann was a Pokemon she wouldn’t still be missing.”

And Kayleigh Vercetti, from Inverness, wrote: “If Madeleine McCann was a Pokemon she wouldn’t still be missing.”

A number of people also posted appalling comments on Twitter discussing Pokemon Go and Maddie.


Little Madeleine was just three when she disappeared in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.

Pokemon Go was released in the UK last Thursday after already becoming one of the most-downloaded apps on smart phones in America.
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Post  Freedom on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 6:08 pm

My son was trying to explain this latest craze to me yesterday. I'm not sure if you're being serious Andrew about not being sure what it is.

This caption was I thought just the teensiest bit OTT.

"The world is still mourning the loss of Maddie, who disappeared in 2007".

Oh dear, we're back with vile, appalling bullies.

The jokes aren't funny but then neither is the McCanns getting away with this hoax for so long.
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Re: The unlikeliest link ever? Madeleine and Pokemon

Post  Andrew on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 7:20 pm

No idea what it is, freedom. I've heard the name 'pokemon' but don't know anything about it or ever played the thing.

Was just never really into computer games myself.

But as usual, wiki has got me up to speed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon

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Post  AndyB on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 9:18 am

Theresa May becomes PM and almost immediately the Sun reverts to type over Madeleine McCann. It doesn't inspire confidence
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Re: The unlikeliest link ever? Madeleine and Pokemon

Post  Andrew on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 1:57 pm

To be fair - it's not something new though with these Madeleine non-stories.

Would never of predicted Madeleine and Pokemon in the same headline though.... But anything for a sales boost I suppose.
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Post  Poe on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 4:49 pm

To be quite frank, I'm surprised we didn't get any Brexit will hinder the search for Madeleine so send us your money headlines.

Missed opportunity there.

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Re: The unlikeliest link ever? Madeleine and Pokemon

Post  Andrew on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 4:54 pm

Some more Pokemon guff from the Daily Mail as well:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3697247/Facebook-trolls-post-sick-joke-finding-Madeleine-McCann-Pokemon-Go.html
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Post  Freedom on Tue 19 Jul 2016, 5:07 pm

I've changed the topic heading so that any further tabloid spewings of this nonsense can be added.

I've deleted the fresh hope post as that has its own topic.
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Post  Bloodhound on Tue 02 Aug 2016, 1:12 pm

I'm embarrassed to tell you all what I've been doing this couple of weeks Laughing Laughing Laughing Embarassed
On a positive note, it's working off the calories I'm devouring Laughing Laughing
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Post  Mimi on Tue 02 Aug 2016, 10:44 pm

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/warning-issued-over-threat-of-paedophiles-using-pokemon-go/story-29522107-detail/story.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pokemon-go-child-abusers-paedophiles-us-senators-a7163766.html

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Post  Freedom on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 4:00 pm

What with paedophiles and now neglect, there are links to the McCann case after all.....

http://news.sky.com/story/couple-admit-leaving-son-to-play-pokemon-go-10519881
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Post  unreorganised on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 6:16 pm

Not quite as bad as this rather upsetting effort.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/mar/05/korean-girl-starved-online-game
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