Candidate tweets poppy abuse

Candidate tweets poppy abuse

EDIT: Michael Loftus, the SNP candidate who was at the centre of a controversy over a number of abusive tweets regarding people displaying poppies has issued an apology

In a tweet directed to myself, and he allegedly sent abuse to he said:

“Just noticed your message. Just to say my account was compromised and a few similar tweets were sent out…I have nothing against the Army, or the union flag. Please accept my heartfelt apology.”

A failed SNP candidate abused a user on Twitter for displaying a British Legion Poppy and “Armed Forces Day” virtual badges on their profile.

The tweet came after another SNP member tweeted, saying that Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill’s decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds was the right call.

The second used replied, “tell that to the victims families you sanctimonious prick”

At this point, seemingly unprompted, the former candidate stepped into the conversation, telling the second user “You are the sanctimonious prick. Your Union Jack and poppy tell us everything we need to know. Prick”


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