Michael Fabricant

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

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

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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???

  7. 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 ?? ..

  8. 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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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!

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