Russell Kane has hit out at players of Pokemon Go in a sweary rant


Comedian Russell Kane has criticised players of Pokemon Go in an expletive-ridden video rant.

The two-minute clip was shared on Facebook and YouTube as part of the London-born comic's "Kaneing" strand - his reaction to "something funny" or "noteworthy".

Russell hit out at adults "over 25´´ who are distracted by the global gaming craze despite current world events. He said: "If you're 12, have fun playing. If you're over 25, what the f**k are you doing?"

Russell Kane has hit out at Pokemon Go players (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The comedian added: "What the f**k has happened to us? The world is melting. Terrorist outrages. Donald Trump possibly ascending to power.

"The Labour party in pieces. Theresa May - a she-lizard - has snuck into power ... but what's getting most of us out of our seats to take to the streets? Hunting for make-believe animals in a park!"

After downloading and playing Pokemon Go, Russell questioned whether humans are "finished as a species".

Pokemon Go has captured the imagination (Patti Blake/AP)

He said: "The most disturbing bit is people are being injured and killing themselves playing this game," said Russell.

Pokemon Go is the game in which people travel around the real world using their mobile phones to capture and train the creatures known as Pokemon.

It has already resulted in a number of incidents due to gamers not paying attention to their surroundings.

The Pokemon creatures, Pikachu, Tsutaaja and Pokabu   (Takuya Yoshino/AP)

On Thursday, a man reportedly jumped out into a busy dual carriageway while playing Pokemon Go.

Police in Co Down said the incident happened on the A2 at Holywood. Officers posted details on a Police Service of Northern Ireland Facebook page.

"Already this morning we had a reports of a male jumping out in front of traffic on the A2, Holywood," read the post on PSNI Ards page.

Russell Kane photographed in London (Ian West/PA)

"Can you guess why?? I don't care how rare the Pokemon is, it's not worth your life." The incident on the A2 is the latest linked to Pokemon Go since its release earlier this month.

In another case, New York-based YouTube user Gragas The Rabble Rouser accidentally live-streamed his fall into a pond while he was playing the game.