Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

The message was posted following Piers Morgan's appearance on Question Time

Friday, June 7, 2019

A primary school in Swansea is under fire after after a tweet calling Piers Morgan a "fascist pig" was posted from its Twitter account.

The message was tweeted from @GowertonPrimary during last night's BBC Question Time in which the television presenter appeared alongside Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips and MPs Nicky Morgan, Anneliese Dodds and Drew Hendry.

"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," it said.

Mr Morgan replied: "You represent a PRIMARY SCHOOL, speaking like this on Twitter? Wow."

The school's account has since been deleted.

"Head teacher forgot to swap to personal account #RookieMistake," speculated Twitter user Cameron Clark.

And talkRADIO host Paul Ross branded the message "appalling".

"This - tweeted from a Primary School account - is appalling. Is it for real? Who sent this? @GowertonPrimary," he tweeted.

A spokesperson for Gowerton School told talkRADIO: “We would like to sincerely apologise for the tweet. A member of staff believed they were tweeting in a personal capacity from their personal account but inadvertently made the post using the school account.

“As soon as the error was spotted the tweet was removed. We are learning the lessons of this incident to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

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