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Community shows their support for Barnsley lass Lindsey

Wednesday August 12 2015




THE Barnsley community has rallied together to show their support for a woman who wrote an open letter on Facebook after being heckled while running.

Barnsley lass Lindsey Swift, 26, was on her morning run when a lorry driver slowed down and began singing a sarcastic rendition of Mika's Big Girl (You Are Beautiful).

Lindsey did not let this deter her and took to Facebook to write "an open letter to the idiot who thought it was OK to heckle with fat jokes."

She said: "Let me make one thing very clear, I am not ashamed of my body. It has never stopped me from doing anything I want. My fat body has done things that you, hanging out of the window of your babe-magnet white van could only ever dream of…

"...If my fat arse running (quite slowly I might add, I was bloody shattered) offends you and spoils your journey, try driving with your eyes closed, into a lamp post."

WABers showed their support to Lindsey by sending in messages.‪

John Preston‬ described Lindsey as a "cool person". He said: "That is something amazing right there."

‪Cheryl Lodge Brown‬ said: "Well said sweetheart. I love my size as well and swim every other day over a mile."

‪Jack Warner‬ said: "Go you. It's not were you start but where you end up and as long as your happy who cares."‪

Gemma Louise‬ suggested Lindsey should start a "running club to out number those scumbags."

Martin Exelby said: "Well done to Lindsey and her running. I hope the experience hasn't put her off or anyone who was thinking of running."

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Reply Posted by Joe Wadsworth on Wednesday August 12 2015 at 15:36
Well said, Lindsay keep going don't let this Dozy Twonk!! put you off doing whatever you want to do,You look a very BONNIE Lass to me!!!.

Reply Posted by martin on Wednesday August 12 2015 at 15:38
i think shes put the best response ever and i hope it hasnt put her off her running

Reply Posted by mel on Wednesday August 12 2015 at 16:03
Good on you being proud of you I wish I was like you in confidence

Reply Posted by Ray on Thursday August 13 2015 at 12:24
I hope she didn't expect the bellend to read it, sounds like he's barely above caveman in terms of education.

Why people think it's okay to go out of their way to make others feel bad is beyond me. Probably is angry at his life as it's so sh1tty.