In light of our recent post (you can see that post, here) and general interest in the Casey Heynes bullying incident, we decided to go digging for any comments or interviews from the bully himself, Richard Gale.
This is what we found.
As we gear up to start hating on this person, the first thing we see is a tearful Richard on the phone to his mum. The rest of the interview goes into what he went through; how he was bullied throughout primary school, and how Casey started harrassing him first.
However, at the conclusion of the interview, when asked if he was sorry for what he had done, he replies: “No.”
With a quick glance to his dad, he recants his answer, and replies, “Oh sorry, yes.”
So who to feel sorry for?
The obviously bigger, more physically able boy who was standing alone, but who might have started harrassing Richard first, OR the boy who had a group of friends behind him, who was throwing the first punches (that we could see)?
It’s hard to decide without seeing the full picture, but seeing both sides of the story really gets you thinking.