People are arguing about whether this could be a hoax, but the thought never even crossed my mind, because that would go against EVERYTHING Nawaz stands for, and I am fully convinced he is a man of integrity.
That being said, it’s premature to conclude that the attack was racially motivated. Nawaz is a public figure. He’s managed to piss off plenty of people with his views on Brexit — both Brexiters and the Remoaners. Maybe some asshole doesn’t like his show, or perhaps it was just personal.
The point is, simply calling somebody a name while you attack them isn’t enough to reveal your intent. Even someone who is racist is capable of committing crimes for non-collectivist reasons.
People need to back the hell off and let the cops do their jobs.