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Morrissey’s manager blasts planned anti-racism party near the star’s concert

Morrissey’s manager has criticised the organiser of a protest against the musician (Ben Birchall/PA)
Morrissey’s manager has criticised the organiser of a protest against the musician (Ben Birchall/PA)

Morrissey’s manager has accused the organiser of an anti-racism party near one of the singer’s concerts of being an attention seeker and claimed the move was “bullshit”.

Campaigners claiming to be former fans of the ex-The Smiths frontman are staging an event to coincide with a gig at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on July 8.

It follows comments made by Manchester-born Morrissey, 59, in support of jailed EDL founder Tommy Robinson.

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Morrissey’s manager has criticised an anti-racism protest to be held near to one of the singer’s gigs (Ben Birchall/PA)

The party is organised by Dave Haslam, a former DJ at Manchester’s famed Hacienda nightclub. He told the Guardian newspaper the event was “in response to Morrissey’s divisive views, and his support for the far right”.

Now, Peter Katsis, of Deckstar Management, has labelled Mr Haslam a “has-been”, claimed he was never a Morrissey fan and accused him of having an agenda.

In a statement released on the star’s official Facebook page, Mr Katsis said: “Let’s get real. ‘Former Morrissey fans’ have not organized anything. That ‘Has-Been Haslam’ character was never a Morrissey fan. And his agenda, stated as using music to spread peace, could not be any further from the truth.

“He is simply using the situation to gain some much needed attention to himself. Apparently his golden years have not been kind. If he really wanted to make a political statement he would make one about the Politicians.

“But no, that is not what he wants here. He is using this platform for his own agenda. At the end of the day, bullshit is still bullshit.”