Thousands Sign Petition To Expel Student Who Burned £20 In Front Of Homeless Man

by : Tom Percival on : 11 Jan 2017 16:15


Thousand of angry people are calling for the Cambridge student who burned a £20 note in front of a homeless person to be expelled from the prestigious university.

Ronald Coyne, who’s name will be forever synonymous with dick head, has been labelled disgusting after a video was released of him supposedly taunting a homeless person while wearing his whit tie and tails.

Over  10,000 people have signed the petition demanding that this human skid mark be booted out of Cambridge for his cruel behaviour.


One signatory wrote:

Utterly disgusting behaviour should be punished. Not only removed from the University, but be made to work voluntarily for 200 hours in a homeless shelter.

The video which was posted on Snapchat is believed to have been filmed on February 2 following a formal at Coyne’s college and reportedly shows the law student trying to set a £20 not alight in front of a homeless person.

Coyne’s mother has condemned his actions caling them ‘thoughtless and cruel’.


Speaking to The Daily Mail she explained: 

It’s completely out of character. He did two years of volunteering at Stockbridge shelter homeless shop in Edinburgh when he was still at school.

He’s a quiet boy, he wasn’t a wild teenager, he was in chess club at school.

She added that Coyne had previously done a ‘homeless run’ with a friend where he handed out food an hot drinks to those on the streets.

A Cambridge University spokesperson said the institution was “aware” of the incident and that the incident had been referred to the University’s Disciplinary process although they refused to cannot comment further while the process is underway.

Sounds like Ronald may be the one out in the cold soon.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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    Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Cash-Burning Cambridge Student Ronald Coyne Is Expelled