Nazi dog video man charged

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A POP­U­LAR YouTu­ber faces court for teach­ing his pet pug dog to give NAZI salutes.

Mark Meechan, 29, recorded his girl­friend’s mutt Bud­dha salut­ing to state­ments such as “gas the Jews” and “Sieg Heil” and up­loaded the video to YouTube.

The clip has been viewed around 3 mil­lion times and com­plaints from out­raged view­ers led to po­lice be­ing called in.

Meechan, from Coat­bridge, La­nark­shire, was charged with com­mit­ting a hate crime and post­ing a grossly of­fen­sive video and will face court later this year.

He has apol­o­gised for any of­fence caused and said: “I am not a racist at all, any­body who knows me could tell you that.

“Every­one’s go­ing to ac­tu­ally think that I hate Jews now, and I don’t at all. I don’t hate any­one, the whole pur­pose was to an­noy my girl­friend.”

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