BBC news anchor Huw Edwards has claimed he was “instructed” to delete a tweet with the Welsh flag that he posted earlier this week following a controversy over BBC Breakfast.
The 58-year-old did not reveal who ordered him to delete the tweet.
However, his actions came after the flag controversy surrounding BBC breakfast presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty.
So what was in Huw’s original flag tweet?
In the deleted tweet, Huw reportedly posted a picture of his face on the Welsh flag.
He wrote: “Flags are now mandatory – very happy with my background @BBCNews at ten.”
Excepted. My pro-flag tweet was shortened in its heyday. According to order.
The flag row reference comes after Charlie and Naga sparked controversy during their interview with Robert Jenrick about the BBC Breakfast.
Read more: BBC breakfast presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt are under fire for the Union Jack flag
At the end of the interview, Charlie referred to the size of the flag in Jenrick’s office.
This comment met with widespread criticism from viewers who accused both hosts of mocking the Union Jack.
Excepted. My pro-flag tweet was shortened in its heyday. According to order. But tomorrow it’s back – by popular request. 🏴 In the meantime, enjoy this magnificent flag – one of my favorites. 😇 #SixNationsRugby #FRAvWAL pic.twitter.com/f1RY9xIvNJ
– Huw Edwards (@huwbbc) March 19, 2021
After deleting his original tweet, Huw posted a new comment accompanied by a BBC flag.
Then he said: “Except. My pro-flag tweet was shortened in its heyday. According to order.
“But it will be back tomorrow by popular demand,” he said of the Welsh six-nation game taking place today.
“In the meantime, enjoy this magnificent flag – one of my favorites,” said Huw.
Why did BBC breakfast star Naga apologize?
After the argument, Naga had to apologize after liking tweets about the incident
“I liked tweets today that were offensive about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a government interview this morning,” she wrote on Twitter.
Read more: MPs demand that Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty be “reprimanded” for being “disrespectful to our Queen”.
“I have since removed these ‘likes’. This [does] does not represent the views of myself or the BBC. “
She then added: “I apologize for any crime. Naga. “
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