ALISTAIR Campbell went into a bizarre Twitter rant during a debate on holding a second Brexit referendum. He compared Brexiteers with Sheffield Wednesday footballers who were jailed for accepting bribes to rig matches in the 1960s.
Interjecting into a row between David Lammy and Tim Montgomerie, he tweeted: “When Marseille won the European version by cheating and lies they lost the trophy.
“When Sheff Wed players took bribes they went to jail. As should some of your Leave pals.”
In 1964 Sheffield Wednesday players Peter Swan, Tony Kay and David “Bronco” Layne were jailed for four months and never played professionally in the country again. They had agreed to place £50 bets on odds of 2-1 that their side would lose to Ipswich Town in December 1962, after being approached by Scottish youth international David Layne.
One Twitter user accurately summed up how alot of people felt reading Campbell’s comments.
@Paul_Hemmer said: “Can we have a re-run of the elections new labour won? Was more than a few lies and spin getting thrown around then? Of which you were a part of.”
Others pointed to Campbell’s role in promoting the ‘Dodgy Dossier’ that led to the Iraq War and pointed to the hypocrisy of his moral indignation regarding ‘leave lies’.