Britain's ambassador to Chile has apologised after comments he made on Twitter mocked Argentinian soldier's bravery, questioned their sexuality and highlightied its defeat in the Falklands Conflict.
Jon Benjamin referenced a football chant on the microblogging site after getting a ticket for the World Cup qualifier between the South American countries.
The chant, which is sometimes shouted by Chilean fans, loosely translates as: "Argentinians, you queers, they took the Falklands from you because you are cowards."
Mr Benjamin has since removed the offending message. He said: "I'm sorry I offended with a private joke message that I published by mistake."
A Foreign and Commonwealth spokesman said: "Our ambassador to Chile appears to have inadvertently caused some controversy in a tweet.
"He has deleted it."
Even if he had spelt this right it still would have been quite embarrassing.
Tory councillor, Gareth 'Taliban' Compton made this monumental twitter cock-up after columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown questioned the human rights records of British politicians in a radio show. Compton was sacked from his party after being branded a racist and, probably, a complete and utter tool.
God bless McLennan. HuffPost UK was worried that we wouldn't find enough political gaffes to warrant a slideshow then we remembered this man. The MP hopeful appeared to forget on a regular basis that his job required the support of the general public and the general public, generally, don't like politicians calling women 'old boots', branding old people 'coffin dodgers, or...
Stuart MacLennan (again)
...big-upping the slave trade.
Abbott courted controversy with this tweet but perhaps the worst repercussion was to gain the support of George Galloway
Labour Big Dog, Ed Miliband, outed himself as a lover of racist gameshows after tehdeath of Bob Holness
Presumably, McCarthy was chosen to be 'twitter tsar' when running for the Bristol East seat in the 2010 general elections because of her sharp understanding of electoral law. Oops