‘SAS Who Dares Wins’ celebrity to be sacked by British military after calling Black Lives Matter protesters ‘scum’
Ant Middleton, who served in the special forces before taking on a career in the limelight, also told the public to ignore government coronavirus advice.
He wrote on Twitter: “The extreme left against the extreme right. When did two wrongs make a right. It was only a matter of time. BLM and EDL are not welcome on our streets, absolute scum.
“What a great example you are to your future generation. Bravo.”
Royal Navy top brass are said to be plotting to remove the Channel 4 star from his post as Chief Cadet after he branded BLM protesters “absolute scum”.
Despite backtracking and apologising for his comments, the navy are hoping he steps down so they do not have to dismiss him.
“The views he has expressed are not in keeping with the values that the VCC aspire to” a leaked document from the Royal Navy stated.
In November last year, the TV star and author announced he was honoured to take up the role being a former Royal Marine and Special Boat Service member – all part of the navy – for 15 years.
He said he intended to inspire hundreds of cadets aged from nine to 17.
Apologising for his comments the 39 year old said:
“On Saturday night, I made comments about the violence breaking out across our streets.
While I remain dismayed at these actions, I am horrified to realise that my wording could be misconstrued.
I did not mean to say that BLM are scum, or to imply that BLM and the EDL are equivalent.
I was trying to make a comment about violent protestors of any kind who I despise
I accept that my tweet was inappropriate and offensive and would like to apologise unconditionally.
I am anti-racist, anti-hate and anti-violence.
I believe in the right to protest, but change must come about through peaceful and legal means.”
Middleton was also in hot water back in March at the start of the coronavirus pandemic when he said online:
“Has my life changed? No. Am I going to let some disease, COVID-19, dictate my life? Absolutely not. Get out there, don’t change, F**k COVID-19!”