Veteran crooner David Bowie has fallen foul of a vitriolic campaign of hate by keyboard nationalists after he entered the independence debate on the side of the ‘no’ camp.
Using his Brit Awards acceptance speech to urge Scotland to remain a part of the United Kingdom Bowie exclaimed: ‘Scotland, please stay with us’.
The words didn’t go down well with so-called ‘cybernats’, a group of vociferous nationalists who have taken their fight to internet message boards and reader comment sections.
This saw Bowie branded ‘arrogant’ with one rant calling on the singer to ‘f--- off back to Mars’ whilst another ex-fan promised to delete all Bowie tracks from his music collection.
Bowie, who lives in New York, won the British Male Artist of the Year award at Wednesday’s ceremony.