Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson is currently awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of grooming a 15-year-old girl and engaging in sexual contact with her.
Prison seems inevitable for the former Manchester City, England and Sunderland winger. And most people would see jail time as justice.
However, Johnson’s sister, who has launched a campaign called ‘Justice for Johnson’ seemingly disagrees.
Faye Johnson created a Facebook group, which site administrators have since removed, but her poster (above right) continues to be shared.
Johnson does have some sympathisers, such as Katie Hopkins, who said that he is “not a paedophile” and that he “doesn’t deserve prison and a Twitter lynching”.
Controversial Dail Mail columnist Hopkins also claims that Johnson – a “cheating, selfish, arrogant, dick-driven, dim-witted specimen” in her words – “was only ever guilty of being stupid”.
Judging by the reaction to the ‘Justice for Johnson’ campaign, Hopkins is in the minority.
Sympathy was in short supply as ‘Justice for Johnson’ trended on Twitter this afternoon…
Dear Faye Johnson
Re: Justice for Johnson.
I’ll just leave this here. pic.twitter.com/1z3dRCUPxR
— Paula (@XxPLWxX) March 8, 2016
This Justice for Johnson thing is really odd. Seriously are people fully retarded. So you want justice for someone who has admitted guilt?
— Alex C Jeffrey (@Jeffrey_Irons) March 8, 2016
This Justice for Johnson is sickening.
— Craig Ryan (@craigryansports) March 8, 2016
Saw the ‘Justice for Johnson’ campaign and thought this would be awkward if it was Adam, then I didn’t laugh…..
— Michael Gibbons (@MJGibbo28) March 8, 2016
Nothing says Internation Women Day like people tweeting “Justice For Johnson”
— Tom (@TomMichaelJoy) March 8, 2016
Justice for Johnson has got my blood boiling. Johnson is a self-confessed nonce and his delusional sister is just trying it on. #Scumbags
— TIMOTHY CONAN (@Timothy_Conan) March 8, 2016
‘Justice for Johnson’ is on level with saying you’re not racist because you have a colour television
— Stuart Cox (@scox261) March 8, 2016