Hospital worker tweeted plan to shave patient's pubic hair and wear it as Wiggins-style sideburns
By Sam Dansie | Monday, January 6, 2014 2.30pm
A hospital worker made inappropriate Twitter jokes about Bradley Wiggins' famous sideburns Laurent Cipriani/AP/Press Association Images
A disciplinary hearing has heard how a hospital worker joked on Twitter that he was going to shave a patient's pubic hair and stick it to his face "Wiggins-style".
Paul Nam wrote the tweet on 1 August 2012, the day the Team Sky and GB rider won time trial gold medal at the London Olympics.
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The Health and Care Professions Council heard how Nam, who was working as an operating department practitioner with the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, tweeted: 'I was going to save the pubes from the first patient I shaved today and stick them on Wiggins-style'.
Nam resigned ahead of an internal disciplinary hearing in February 2013, reports the Daily Mail.
Nam said there wasn’t a patient associated with the Wiggins tweet, and was simply a joke around the Olympian's famous sideburns. At the time, the Sun offered readers cut-out-and-keep Wiggins sideburns following his victory at the Tour de France.
The tweet – one of a series of inappropriate messages – was blamed on frustration and a lack of career opportunity at the trust.
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