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Lichfield MP criticised over “abhorrent” tweet featuring London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has come under fire after posting an offensive tweet about London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant

The social media post, which has since been deleted, depicted Mr Khan’s head on an inflatable pig engaged in a sex act with another inflatable pig in front of an image of Donald Trump.

Above the picture, the tweet said: “Breaking News: Trump defeats Sadiq Khan in balloon wars.”

Mr Fabricant told one Twitter user he had removed the image after realising it featured the London Mayor.

He said: “I deleted it as soon as I saw Sadiq Khan’s face on the picture.

“I did not see it was him.

“He may be a useless Mayor, but he’s a nice guy whom I worked with when he was in Parliament.”

However, Mr Fabricant has been criticised for the post with Labour MP Afzal Khan branding it “abhorrent”.

“Michael Fabricant must be suspended immediately,” he said.

It’s not the first time Mr Fabricant has faced criticism of his social media posts.

In May, he came under fire for branding a teenage Burntwood resident “a complete twat”, later saying he had not realised the offensive nature of the term.

And in 2014 he apologised after suggesting he would end up punching a female journalist in the throat if he appeared on TV with her – a comment the Conservatives said was “completely unacceptable”.

The Lichfield MP has been approached for comment over his latest twitter controversy.

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  1. Cllr Rob Birch

    13th July, 2018 at 7:18 am

    So Fabricant’s potty mouth gets the better of him once again. He clearly can’t be trusted with his own social media account let alone with the responsibility of being an MP.

    What with him, Mike Wilcox and the rest of their Tory group, they are making Lichfield and Burntwood a national laughing stock.

    No one can say Fabricant doesn’t bring the constituency into the limelight… sadly its for all the wrong reasons.

  2. Lichvegas

    13th July, 2018 at 7:25 am

    What an odious fool Fabricant is. Imagine having him as your MP, how embarrassing. Oh, wait…

  3. Steve

    13th July, 2018 at 8:10 am

    So he threatens to punch a lady in the throat, he doesn’t realise a Burntwood constiuent, isn’t a Russian Troll. He doesn’t recognise Sadiq Khan and just thinks any asian/muslim blokes head on a pig is OK.

    I have seen the picture. How can you NOT see it is Sadiq Khan? His name is even on the caption.

    Well done, you are making Mike Wilcox look like a safe pair of hands.

  4. Nick

    13th July, 2018 at 8:31 am

    I don’t think he’s a racist; just an idiot.

  5. Steve Norman

    13th July, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    How about contacting his election agent? If it was tweeted at 6:14pm then she was with him at the Tory Group meeting I believe. I am sure she will defend his actions which his District Council colleagues (wisely) never do.
    It also means he wasn’t paying attention to what was happening at the post Friasgate Fiasco meeting – and why was he there anyway surely it must have been improtant? Ross could pursue.

  6. AnnS

    13th July, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Idiot or not Nick, how much more do we have to put up with from this man and the Council blues?

  7. John cruddas

    13th July, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Isnt it just s bit ofv fun.but no actual comment about offensive trump balloon.khan is a figure to be ridiculed anyway

  8. Concerned Citizen

    13th July, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    JC – I disagree and MF is a Regular offender. Excuses such as that given by him are lame. He knew exactly what he was doing. If not, then he should not be representing the people of Lichfield as he is becoming/ has become a liability.

    Let’s all petition the Tory party to disown him! Write to the Chair of the party now.

  9. nellygb

    13th July, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Two words MF. Serial Offender. If you can’t use social media for the good it was designed to do then stay the F… off it. Your last two attempts have me thinking if you really are that stupid WTF you doing representing me in parliament. But then I’m just one of those complete twats from outside the Big City (no not Moscow) so what do I know???

  10. Bri (@beard1970)

    13th July, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Lichfield district council don’t know there backside from there elbow, wasting money on a venture that was never going to happen and we have a MP who really should delete his twitter account and keep his thoughts private. Welcome to the beautiful city of Lichfield, run and governed by ?? ..

  11. Bri (@beard1970)

    13th July, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Lichfield District Council don’t know there backside from there elbow wasting money on a venture that was never going to happen, and the MP uses Twitter to offend local people by calling them a twat and now this…. welcome to Lichfield run by fools and a fool as your MP. Close your account as you cannot be trusted. Enough

  12. Simon Robinson

    13th July, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Why are we all affraid of offending people today it’s called life grow up and get on with it

  13. Philip Allso

    14th July, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Well Simon, try it with your wife and friends and let us know how you get on.

  14. Mat Hayward

    14th July, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Khan has done nothing to deserve any such treatment. As far as Trump goes, where do you want to begin. As far as MF goes, let’s talk business. If I’d made the number of public mistakes he’d made, I’d be sacked. End of. Good night.

  15. The Scribbler

    14th July, 2018 at 9:40 am

    A minor point, maybe, but how come he’s on social media when in a meeting? If it was a meeting regarding in his capacity as our MP why is he cruising social media and not concentrating on the discussion taking place in the room?

  16. Dave

    14th July, 2018 at 11:21 am

    The Scribbler: The reason was probably that the meeting wasn’t about him; it’s always about him, me, me, me, anything to get publicity. He’s just as bad in that respect as his hero Trump. How this clown continually gets elected defies belief – he’s beyond parody!