Primary school tweets ‘Piers Morgan is a fascist pig’ after Question Time

Primary school tweets ‘Piers Morgan is a fascist pig’ after Question Time


A primary school Twitter account called Piers Morgan an 'obnoxious, ignorant, fascist pig' after his appearance on Question Time.

Piers appeared on the BBC show last night alongside Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips and MPs Nicky Morgan, Anneliese Dodds and Drew Hendry.

Donald Trump and Brexit were among the divisive topics being debated on the popular show.

At 11pm, the account for Gowerton Primary School, in Swansea, Wales, tweeted: "I don't normally comment on Twitter but watching Piers Morgan on Question Time.

"What an obnoxious, ignorant, facist [sic] pig. Why do we give people like him air time."

Although the post was then deleted, it didn't avoid the presenter's attention.

The Good Morning Britain host fired back, astonished that someone representing a primary school could post such a comment.

"You represent a PRIMARY SCHOOL, speaking like this on Twitter? Wow." he wrote.

The school's account was closed shortly after the presenter responded to the tweet.

A spokeswoman for the school has since apologised, saying the matter was being investigated and put it down to 'human error'.

A cached page, which shows what the account looked like before it was deleted, describes it as the 'official Twitter feed' for Gowerton Primary School.

The account, which was set up in November 2010, had racked up more than 17,000 tweets, with the latest posts showing pictures of students taking part in activities and trips.

It also contained a link to the school's website and a bio stating 'together we learn, laugh, grow and achieve'.

Twitter users slammed the school for the tweet and started speculating about how it happened.

One account, named Maggie Gee, wrote: "Oops that Twitter account seems to have disappeared!

"Someone will be in trouble with the head tomorrow, unless it was the head!"

Steff Richards added: "Someone forgot which account they were tweeting from."

Jon Evans tweeted: "I think someone commented on the Gowerton Primary account rather than their personal account, maybe the head should have a word as they can't spell 'fascist'."

Some questioned whether it was appropriate for a school to be tweeting about political topics.

Debbie Roberts, acting headteacher of the school, told The Mirror: "The tweet doesn't reflect the values of the school in anyway.

"I would like to send deep apologies to Piers Morgan. We're looking into how it happened.

"I just hope this doesn't snowball any further. I would think everybody would understand it is human error."

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