9 November 2011 - 10:36pm | posted by | 4 comments

Calls to sack BBC Scotland comedian Limmy over Twitter message about Prince William and a Samurai Sword

Calls to sack BBC Scotland comedian Limmy over Twitter message about Prince William and a Samurai SwordCalls to sack BBC Scotland comedian Limmy over Twitter message about

Calls to sack controversial BBC Scotland comedian Brian Limond, better known as ‘Limmy’, have been made after he began a Twitter rant in which he called for Prince William to be killed with a Samurai Sword after the Prince wrote to FIFA in support of the England football team wearing Remembrance Day Poppies during their game on Saturday.

In response to the controversy over the England football team being banned from wearing poppies by FIFA this weekend, Limmy, who often tweets highly controversial messages to evoke a response, sent out the following message on Wednesday evening; “Would Prince William write to FIFA on behalf of the Scotland team wearing poppies? No. Cos he thinks ENGLAND won the war.”

This message was quickly followed by; “I'd love to slide a samurai sword up Prince William's arse to the hilt, then yank it towards me like a door that won't f@*king open.”

This was eventually followed by another anti-Royal family message: “Absolutely f@*k England and its royal wee family living it up while pensioners freeze to death.”

Clearly the comedian received a few direct messages from outraged followers, which were unavailable to view, but led to the following response: “I don't gie a f@*k if Prince William's the president of the English football whatever it is, we're talkin poppies here.”

Limmy’s ire was then turned towards the UK Government: “England voted in the Tories KNOWING what would happen, just like Germany voted in the Nazis KNOWING what would happen. SAME PEOPLE.”

This led to him comparing England to Nazi Germany and then to tweet: “When England voted Tory they voted to plunge all people of Scotland, including the English here, into darkness, squalor and the common cold.”

Liberal Democrat student Andy Emmerson tweeted Limmy to point out that as an employee of the BBC it probably wasn’t wise to be making such statements, a point he himself retweeted before asking: “I see you're a Lib Dem. You got my vote then sold out to the Tories. Never again. Shameful.”

Tim Montgomerie, editor of the Conservative Christian Fellowship then waded into the debate, telling his followers to read Limmy’s tweets and asking them to “remember that your licence fee is funding his hate.”

Limmy, clearly pleased to have caught the attention of Montgomerie responded: “F@*kin yes, that c@nt's got about 17,000 followers!” After a few more exchanges, Limmy then changed his Avatar to Joseph Stalin before asking those tweeting him ‘What’s your problem with Communism?’

Brian Limond has written, directed and starred in his own BBC Scotland comedy series ‘Limmy’s Show.’

It is understood that BBC Scotland has already fielded calls of complaint about the Tweets, and calls have been made to sack him, although it is understood that Limmy is not current employed by the BBC.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "Brian Limond is not a member of staff and clearly his views are not those of the BBC"

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12 Nov 2011 - 01:36
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Shite article.

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7 Apr 2012 - 03:16
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Is this true? Limmy, you've really let me down. Stick to the comedy please. Thank you. You've clearly got a bug in your bear about the adjoining country. But please remember your fans. When I saw your rant on UTube about the same subject, I couldn't work out if you were serious or joking because you have clearly lost it. And going on Radio 4 to deliberately provoke them with your strongest Glasgow accent possible won't help either. It may make you feel better for a while. But we want you back on the telly and if you keep making stupid comments about those horsey-looking numpties with more money than sense, well, we might as well say goodbye to Limmy's Show. Sad but true. You obviously need to be told, so I'm telling you.

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1 Apr 2013 - 09:07
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I love Limmy fans @d213715738

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15 Aug 2013 - 23:40
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People should be able to say what they want regardless of what anyone else thinks of it. And he's right, what are we doing with these unelected people at the pinnacle of our power structure. It's ridiculous, and the mainstream media just perpetuates it with their gratuitous coverage of the jubilee and their tedious coverage of every thing the royal family does. Also, it might be unpopular to say but Rememberance day is nothing but the glorification of war. The soldiers who go abroad to Iraq and Afghanistan aren't protecting our freedoms they are merely acting out the wished of their corporate masters to secure geo-strategically important resources and overthrow rival governments. So Limmy is quite right, and people need to get a sense of humour and not take things so literally. The day where it is a crime to make jokes in this country is the day that all vestiges of freedom we have left are gone. The mainstream media needs to stop being the lackies of the royals and stand up for the ordinary people for once.

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