Disgust as British MP tweets anti-Irish slur during Eurovision

first_imgConservative British MP Nick Harrington posted an anti-Irish tweet after Ireland awarded the UK ‘nul points’ during the voting segment of the Eurovision Song Contest last night.After facing the backlash on social media, the Tory Councillor promptly deleted his account and his tweet – but not before it had been screengrabbed by hundreds of people.The tweet read “#Eurovision 2017 thanks Ireland. You can keep your f’king gypsies! Hard border coming folks”. Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, Cllr Andrew Mobbs, the leader of Warwick District Council, said that Harrington will be suspended for six months due to the tweet, and stressed that an investigation will be underway.Not everyone threw their toys out of the pram and resorted to racist remarks like Harrington, with people taking to Twitter to express their amusement at how Ireland awarded Britain nul points:The party I’m at ERUPTED when Ireland didn’t give UK any points #Eurovision— Jason (@jtlnrj) May 13, 2017future history exam question: ‘Explain why the relationship between Ireland the UK deteriorated in 2017’ (15 marks)— Uni Challenge Faces (@UnichallengeF) May 13, 2017 When you realized Ireland didn’t give any points to the UK #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/6mCkIjLASp— Dave Gorman (@daithigorman) May 13, 2017the uk @ ireland #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/RWBvfLA0yb— Rosie (@rrosie13) May 13, 2017Dear #UnitedKingdom,You get your #Eurovision points, when we get our Counties back.Kind regards,#Ireland. pic.twitter.com/t1CzsW75yJ Advertisement — Cathal Ó hÉanna (@CathalOhEanna) May 13, 2017UK: Ireland, what did we ever do to you?!*gestures at the vast expanse of history*#Eurovision— Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) May 13, 2017Disgust as British MP tweets anti-Irish slur during Eurovision was last modified: May 14th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:anti-irishEurovisionnick harringtonTweetlast_img