'You can keep your f’king gypsies!' – Councillor suspended after offensive Eurovision tweet
Monday 15th May 2017

A Tory councillor has been suspended over the weekend after an offensive tweet was posted on his account about Irish people and gypsies during Eurovision.

Nick Harrington, who is also a magistrate, has been suspended by Warwick District Council for six months, according to the Coventry Telegraph.

The tweet said: “#Eurovision2017. Thanks Ireland. You can keep your f’king gypsies!”

The message on Cllr Harrington’s account came after none of the Irish Eurovision Song Contest judges backed the UK’s entry to win.

The tweet also added: “Hard border coming folks!”

Warwick District Council have since apologised for the “offence and upset that his comments have caused” 

An investigation into the matter is now due to take place.

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