British reporter challenges IS militants to fight him for £50,000

Andre Walker
Andre Walker

A British reporter based in London has found himself on the receiving end of widespread ridicule after placing a £50,000 ($90,000) bounty on his own head in response to the London terror attacks.

Andre Walker, a columnist for the New York Observer, tweeted a photo of himself wielding what appeared to be a samurai sword in front of the Thames River, the London Eye in the background.

The caption on the tweet, which has now been deleted, read: “A bounty on my head. Any #ISIS terrorist that kills me gets £50k. I’ll give my address. No police. But I’ve got a sword. Good luck.”

The challenge follows a brutal terror attack on London Bridge on Saturday night (local time) that killed seven people and wounded 48 others, including Kiwi Oliver Dowling.

In a later tweet, the political writer added: “I’m not worried about looking silly, nor am I worried about #ISIS… Come on lads, have a crack.”

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