Bouncer called 'n*****' by Sharna Walker says incident affected him 'more than when knife was previously pulled on me'

A BOUNCER called a "n*****" by a furious drinker says the confrontation affected him more than when someone pulled a knife on him.

Sharna Walker, 24, started screaming racist slurs at doorman Tristan Price after he refused her entry to a bar in Birmingham on Saturday evening.

Walker, from Worcester, was denied access to the bar and was seen pushing the bouncer, calling him a “black c***” and a “f***ing n*****” before turning and spitting at him.

Tristan, 26, said he wanted justice to be served over the abuse he received.

He told the Birmingham Mail: "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.

"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."

Tristan, who has worked as a doorman for just over a year, said it was "easier" to deal with the earlier incident in which a punter tried to use a knife to attack him after being ejected.

He said: "That went out of my head more quickly to be honest – it felt easier to deal with, the adrenaline kicked in, it was dealt with and then forgotten.

"This was different. It stayed with me, it really affected me in a different way."

"I like to hope that people will not judge me or anyone by the colour of our skin… [it] is just not acceptable.

"I have had incidents but use of racist language has not been a regular occurrence.

"As a black man, and as a doorman, I am conscious there is a stigma about both those things. I feel I have to carry myself calmly because I know actions might be magnified because of the colour of my skin.

"I make sure I carry myself correctly in these types of situation."

Footage of Walker's vile tirade was shared across social media, but her grandmother has now hit back saying she's not racist.

Speaking at her home in Worcester, gran Pamela Croft, 62, told The Sun Online: "Sharna is definitely not a racist, 100 per cent.  She was just drunk."

Asked if her granddaughter regretted her actions, and if she was sorry, Mrs Croft replied: "Yes."

Wetherspoons has also barred Walker from its pub for life after her disgusting outburst.

A spokesman for the boozer said: “We can confirm the incident took place outside the pub on Saturday night.

“The woman in question had been ejected for her behaviour. She spat her drink towards the member of door staff and also racially abused him.

“She also caused issues as she was leaving. This behaviour is completely unacceptable and the woman is barred for life.

“We will also be pursuing her for criminal damage and passing on the CCTV and bodycam footage to the police.”

Describing the incident in a post on Facebook, bouncer Tristan said: “I haven’t been doing security for years like some, but in the short time I’ve been doing it I’ve seen and been through pretty much anything there is to see and go through whilst doing the job.

“This however, is something I, or anyone who looks like me shouldn’t have to go through.

“There was a time I’d go through things like this and brush it under the carpet but them times are over."

The cleaner was dismissed by engineering company Bosch in 2019, before the incident took place.

In a statement Worcester Bosch said: “Contrary to social media postings concerning a racist incident, we can confirm that the person in question was never directly employed by Worcester Bosch but via out cleaning contractor.

“The contractors have confirmed that she was dismissed by them on 17th May 2019. Our thoughts are with the victim of this hurtful and very public attack.

“We are truly saddened at the social media attack directly unfairly at our brand. We confirm that we have zero tolerance for racist behaviour, both within and outside of the workplace."

Viewers who watched the video slammed her for her vile actions, while others questioned why bystanders had not done more to help.

One said: "Disgusting that there’s people like this in our society, even if she was drunk it’s still in her heart and that’s probably how she behaves behind closed doors."

Another wrote: "She’s clearly intoxicated but that’s no excuse for such vile abuse. Spitting as well? Think that’s classed as assault – doesn’t look too good for her future."

The video shows brunette Sharna arguing with the bouncer while yelling out for one of her friends.

She then lashes out at the security guard, pushing him and calling him a "black c***" in front of shocked onlookers.

She then walks away while calling him a "f***ing n*****" before turning and spitting at him.

Cops said today that a 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a pub doorman in Birmingham city centre on Saturday night.

The Worcester woman allegedly used racist language towards security staff outside the Figure of Eight between 10pm and 11.30pm.

She’s also accused of racially abusing another man who was stood near the pub entrance and earlier damaging furniture inside.

She remains in police custody for questioning, police said.

Birmingham Police Chief Inspector James Spencer said: "It’s an awful incident and people are understandably disgusted. We said we would prioritise the investigation and that’s now led to the swift arrest of a suspect.

"Our city centre police teams have been working hard with local businesses to make the city a safe and enjoyable place to visit. Racist behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are taking this report very seriously.

“We are still in the process of trying to contact the victim and we would urge him to get in touch as soon as possible so we can take a statement."

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