Michael Fabricant MP tweets sexual photo of Sadiq Khan as a pig

Postado Julho 13, 2018

"Yesterday, Michael Fabricant was called out for tweeting a deeply offensive image about Sadiq Khan, and today he's been caught with the flag of Apartheid South Africa on his mantelpiece".

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has been accused of racism after tweeting a controversial cartoon of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, with a pig.

Mr Fabricant insisted it had bee tweeted accidentally, saying he had removed it within minutes and that he would apologise to Sadiq Khan.

The US President is now in the United Kingdom - his first trip here since his election - and has been met with a huge number of planned protests. Khan granted them permission to fly a large balloon of Trump as a baby through the capital city.

"I stupidly tweeted it in a meeting without checking it properly and hadn't spotted there was a face on it", he tweeted.

Labour MPs are now calling for Fabricant's suspension from the Conservative Party.

The tweet in question.

Tory peer Baroness Warsi, a vocal critic of her party's perceived lack of action on the issue of Islamophobia, claimed that there will be an inquiry into the incident, but she asked: "how much damage we will do to our reputation in the meantime as we drag our feet".

Sadiq Khan is Muslim, and the tweet prompted immediate accusations of Islamophobia. Azfal Khan MP, Labour's shadow immigration minister, called for Fabricant to be suspended from the Conservative Party.

Labour MP Stephen Doughty tweeted: "This is disgusting, racist stuff @Mike_Fabricant - you should be ashamed of yourself".

Owen Jones, the left-wing journalist and campaigner, added: "Absolutely vile racism from this Tory MP and if the Tories are even going to pretend they take racism seriously, they must suspend him immediately".

He has since said: "I did not see the detail on my small iPhone". 'As soon as I saw what it was, I deleted it.

'I'm sick of the Mayor's religion being used as a punchline and punchbag by racists and bigots, ' he said.