A man trolled the police for attending Pride Cymru and it has gloriously backfired
A man who took on an ambulance service for attending Pride has been hit with a third-degree Twitter burn – and it was hilarious.
The South Wales Police and Wales Air Ambulance were at Wales’ annual Pride event, Pride Cymru, over the weekend, along with thousands of other attendees.
Thankfully one of these revellers was there to capture the emergency services’ participation in the Cardiff parade.
And former county councillor Graham Down presumably thought he was making an important point about tax money when he tweeted: “Shouldn’t they be out saving lives/catching criminals?”
“Hi Graham, this isn’t our actual helicopter. Our 4 helicopters are currently on standby for absolutely everybody across Wales #PrideCymru,” the account responded.
The fantastic response has racked up more than 10,000 retweets and favourites.
“Upsetting your supporters isn’t actually clever or funny,” said Graham, who has also retweeted a whining complaint about tax money being spent on beautiful rainbow police cars.
“Yes, yes it is…hilarious, in fact. #bigots #homophobia,” a Wales Air Ambulance fan pointed out.
@air_ambulance You just won the Internet. Thanks for your service, folks.
Cymru am byth
— Chronicles of Bap (@ChroniclesofBap) August 28, 2017
Send the ambulance for Graham’s burn injury.
— Glenton (@joejglenton) August 27, 2017
— Sam Colenutt (@Sam_Colenutt) August 27, 2017
There were 4 Tellytubbies robbing a post office while this photo was taken,outrageous.
— Richard John (@RichieRJ) August 26, 2017
If @air_ambulance helps burn victims, Graham’s certainly in need of their assistance today.
— (((M Litherland))) (@mike_litherland) August 27, 2017
I don’t think the Air Ambulance’s job is to manage your upset emotional state about an endorsement of equality.
— Martin Costello (@martin_costello) August 26, 2017
But don’t worry, Graham. It’s all worked out.
You’ve become a conduit for happiness and pride.
And who doesn’t want that?
Don’t be upset!- you have unwittingly spread great joy to thousands and promoted the #pride message across Twitter. Brilliant achievement!
— Terry Patterson (@Terry_Patt) August 27, 2017
Thank you Graham for making us all smile and feel that little bit prouder today! ️ ️ ️
— Nicholas Creswell (@ncreswell) August 26, 2017