British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has opened himself up to a torrent of abuse on Twitter after he tweeted his admiration for Thomas Hitzlsperger, the former Aston Villa player who recently came out as gay.
In reaction to the revelation by the former Germany international, the Prime Minister tweeted, “As an #AVFC fan, I’ve always admired what Thomas Hitzlsperger did on the pitch – but I admire him even more today. A brave & important move”.
No sooner had he released the tweet than the torrent of abuse flooded in:
“@David_Cameron do you sing OOH AHH PAUL MCGRATH to your willy in the bath? y/n” was the response he got from @RachealvsWorld
@Davearmitage7 said, “@David_Cameron Yes, but he’s still too embarrassed to say he’s a Tory #notcompletelyout”
@Primlystable said, “@David_Cameron STOP PRETENDING TO BE A VILLA FAN”.
@JamesMawFFT said, “@David_Cameron You’d never bloody heard of him, Tarquin.”
@Will_Beckman asked, “@David_Cameron name one thing you remember him doing at Villa”.