lol, your typical smug guardian journalist. i bet he wouldn't have been so self satisfyingly forgiving if it were some rightwing troll nutter he was dealing with... twat !
In his defense, it was a kid... It was mature of him to let it go rather than see this as an adults actions... Still, the kid was 17 though. I woulda kicked the crap out of him if not call for criminal charges
Regardless, kids deserve a second chance.
Speaking of trolls, some of the psychotic kind lurk among us here. Just cause its the internet doesn't make it okay to be a complete dipshit.