Count Dankula Raises Thousands For Nazi Dog Salute Legal Appeal

26 April 2018, 11:41 | Updated: 26 April 2018, 11:47

Marck Meechan A.K.A Count Dankula
Marck Meechan A.K.A Count Dankula. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

By Josh Lee

The YouTuber was found guilty of a hate crime after teaching his dog how to Nazi salute

YouTuber Markus Meechan, aka Count Dankula, has raised £118,336 in just two days to fund his appeal against a court decision that saw him found guilty of a hate crime for teaching his dog to Nazi Salute and respond to "gas the Jews."

Meechan was convicted under the malicious communications act on 20th March 2018. Before being found guilty, he posted a video outside Airdrie Sheriff Court, Scotland, saying "If the worst comes to the worst and everything goes f****** terribly, keep fighting for free speech."

He was handed an £800 fine on April 23rd.

On his GoFundMe page, Meechan said his convition "will be used as an example to convict other people over the things they say and the jokes they make, it sets a standard where courts will be able to willfully ignore the context and intent of a persons words and actions in order to punish them and brand them as criminals."