Earlier today, it was announced that Irish music legend Shane MacGowan has passed away at the age of 65.
The news of the singer-songwriter’s death has sparked an outpouring of tributes, with many taking to social media to remember the Pogues’ frontman.
One particular moment involving MacGowan that is being reshared in the wake of his passing is the time his band took to Twitter to putdown conservative political activist Laurence Fox.
The incident occurred in 2020 when Fox – in a since deleted Tweet – complained about the BBC announcing that Radio 1 would be playing a censored version of the Pogues’ iconic Christmas song ‘Fairytale of New York’.
Fox wrote: “The cultural commissars at the BBC are telling you what is and isn’t appropriate for your ignorant little ears. Wouldn’t it be nice if we sent the (proper) version to the top of the charts? #DefundTheBBC. RT.”
Responding to Fox in short but brutal fashion, the band reshared Fox’s tweet with the caption: “F**k off you little herrenvolk sh*te.”