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TV SAS star Ant Middleton is forced to quit the role of the Royal Navy after tweeting about BLM protesters


Channel 4 star Ant Middleton was reportedly forced to quit his role as Chief Cadet of the Royal Navy after just nine months after controversy over Black Live's Matter protesters.

The tough TV guy who took on the role in November is said to have infuriated his bosses after posting the since-deleted tweet amid protests against racial injustices following the death of George Floyd in the United States.

Navy chiefs were also reportedly furious at the star's online riots over government advice to fight the coronavirus pandemic in March. Middleton later apologized for his comments.

The 39-year-old had the option of resigning or being fired by Admiralty bosses who were upset about his controversial behavior.

A source told The Sun: “He never thought he would make such a difficult choice. But he has decided to take matters into his own hands and step back. He's gutted. & # 39;

Last November, the TV star and writer announced that it would be his honor to take on the role of Chief Cadet to mentor cadets and raise the profile of the Volunteer Cadet Corps (VCC).

Quit: Channel 4 star Ant Middleton has resigned as Chief Cadet of the Royal Navy after just nine months following his controversial "scum" tweet about Black Lives Matter protesters

Middleton has since joined cadets on challenging military exercises, sharing knowledge gained from 15 years of service in elite front-line units, including the Royal Marines and the Special Boat Service.

A Defense Department spokesman told MailOnline: "The Department of Defense is unwilling to comment as this is a private matter."

Amid the nationwide protests, some of which were usurped by rioters, Middleton took to Twitter in June and said, “The extreme left versus the extreme right.

& # 39; When did two mistakes make a right. It was just a matter of time. BLM and EDL are not welcome on our streets, absolute scum. What a great example for your future generation. Bravo. & # 39;

He was quick to pick up the tweet following a backlash on social media and later told The Mirror, “On Saturday night, I made comments about the outbreak of violence on our streets.

Backlash: Following the backlash to his tweet, he said:

Backlash: Following the backlash to his tweet, he said, "I didn't mean to say that BLMs are scum or that BLM and EDL are equal."

“While I am dismayed by these actions, I am appalled that my wording could be misinterpreted. I didn't mean to say that BLMs are scum or imply that BLM and EDL are equivalent.

I have tried to comment on all kinds of violent demonstrators that I despise. I accept that my tweet was inappropriate and offensive and I apologize unconditionally. I am anti-racist, against hatred and against violence.

"I believe in the right to protest, but change must be peaceful and legal."

The star also caused a stir in March in the midst of the pandemic after announcing on Instagram that he would continue to live as usual during the outbreak, and ended his video recording on the terse statement: 'F ** k COVID-19 . & # 39;

The TV personality said, “Am I still on a trip around the world? Yes. Am I still shaking hands? Yes. Am I still cuddling fans at the airport? Yes. Do I wash my hands and, as always, keep my hygiene to a high standard? Yes.

& # 39; Has my life changed? No. Will I let a disease, COVID-19, rule my life? Absolutely not. Go out, don't change, F ** k COVID-19! & # 39;

Ant said fans should thank him when they contract the virus because it would ultimately make them stronger.

Middleton later apologized. He said, "And now that I've come out of this bubble, I've found that I was probably somewhat insensitive to the scale, scale and crisis in Britain."

MailOnline has approached Ant Middleton representatives for comment.

The news comes after it was revealed that Middleton got the shoe from Soccer Aid 2020 for fear that his involvement would offend other players.

Boot: The news comes after it became known that Ant received the Soccer Aid 2020 shoe for fear that his involvement would offend other players

Boot: The news comes after it became known that Ant received the Soccer Aid 2020 shoe for fear that his involvement would offend other players

The popular televised charity soccer game, which has raised £ 38 million for the Unicef ​​children's charity since it was founded by singer Robbie Williams in 2006, is due to be broadcast live next month.

Players expected in the England vs Soccer Aid World XI game include Usain Bolt and former Manchester United ace Patrick Evra.

It's unclear whether the organizers kicked Middleton out at the request of other players or to protect the game's image, which is heavily corporate sponsored and supported by the government.

Middleton was a second-half substitute last year and should start the game at Old Trafford this year. He also promoted the game and ran ads using his England kit.

Tough guy: In March, Middleton sparked outrage after announcing that in the face of the growing pandemic, he was refusing to accept COVID-19 as a threat

Tough guy: In March, Middleton sparked outrage after announcing that in the face of the growing pandemic, he was refusing to accept COVID-19 as a threat

In March, Middleton sparked outrage after announcing not to accept COVID-19 as a threat amid the growing pandemic.

The former soldier took to Instagram to announce that he would continue to live as usual despite the UK's strict lockdown at the time, and ended his video recording with the curt statement: "F ** k COVID-19!"

The television personality spoke into his camera and said, “Am I still on a world tour? Yes. Am I still shaking hands? Yes. Am I still cuddling fans at the airport? Yes. Do I wash my hands and, as always, keep my hygiene to a high standard? Yes.

& # 39; Has my life changed? No. Will I let a disease, COVID-19, rule my life? Absolutely not. Go out, don't change, F ** k COVID-19! & # 39;

Ant said fans should thank him when they contract the virus because it would ultimately make them stronger.

Middleton, who was in New Zealand at the time, later apologized and said, “Now that I've got out of this bubble I've found that I was probably a bit insensitive to the extent, the extent of the crisis that was happening in the UK. & # 39;

He said he deleted his previous posts as they contradicted government advice and he "doesn't want people to come across it now".

“I admitted that I made a mistake. I always talk about integrity, I take that by the chin and I go back to the UK and do the best I can, ”he said.

He praised the emergency services, as well as the NHS staff and other key workers who worked during the crisis.

Cheated: Earlier this year, former soldier Ant admitted he cheated on his TV Everest challenge after leaving his crew and being flown to a luxury hotel and spa while on the hike

Cheated: Earlier this year, former soldier Ant admitted he cheated on his TV Everest challenge after leaving his crew and being flown to a luxury hotel and spa while on the hike

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