A Cambridge University student with Pembroke College has become persona non grata after a disgusting display in front of a homeless man. When unemployed crane operator Ryan Davies asked for money, Ronald Coyne burned a £20 note in front of him as a taunt. The video was posted on YouTube and Coyne is now internationally despised.
Coyne was dressed in formal clothing when Davies asked him and his friends for any change. Coyne responded by burning the money and saying “How’s that for change, I’ve changed it into flames.”
Coyne later apologized and said that he “abused his privilege.”
Even when drunk, it is hard to imagine why anyone would think that such a gross display is funny or clever. What young Coyne will find out is that the Internet has a long memory. His own mother publicly chastised him.
For someone who claims to be related to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, he may now eclipse his relative in sheer infamy.