An angry caller accused journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown of disrespecting the dead after she tweeted about the death of Leicester City FC owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Ms Alibhai-Brown appeared on the Matthew Wright show to defend her controversial Twitter post, in which she referred to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha as a "foreigner, cosmopolitan 'person of nowhere'".
The tweet posted by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
The tweet read: "Listen to how they mourn for a man who was a foreigner, cosmopolitan, 'person of nowhere' in Theresa May's words. What do your white nativist influencers have to say about that??".
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During her appearance on the show, a caller from Brighton, named John, accused the journalist of using Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's death to "have a go" at Theresa May.
"You should never, ever, ever use somebody else's death to make a point," the caller said.
'You do not use somebody else's death to make a point'
Tributes to Leicester City FC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Image: Getty
"I don't care if you're the Queen of flipping Sheba, you do not use somebody else's death to make a point to have a go at the Prime Minister."
Defending the tweet, Ms Alibhai-Brown said if Mr Srivaddhanaprabha had been her father, she still would have written the post.
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"I would still have tweeted to say what a great guy he was, what a lot of support he had, if he was the chap who brough a city together yes," she said.
"I did not disrespect the dead. I respected him hugely."