Nigel Farage has stuck his foot in it again with a brilliant little soundbite.
Despite answering his own question, Farage refused to back down on his support for Smith.
Look, I'm not saying Nigel Farage is a racist. I'm just thinking it extremely loudly.— The Dark Knee Rises (@CityJohn) December 19, 2014
I wonder if Nigel Farage calls his wife a kraut.— afellowfollowa (@afellowfollowa) December 19, 2014
It didn't take long for people to realise - Nigel was probably just experiencing some side effects of EU-regulated medicines.
Also, I've been tired, on painkillers and from a council estate all at once. Still wasn't racist. Amazing that, ay @Nigel_Farage?— Stewart Owadally (@sowadally) December 19, 2014
has someone been giving nigel farage racist painkillers again?— Jonathan Paige (@johnnypaige) December 19, 2014
Maybe he should stay away from international cuisine for a bit.
Please, no-one ever ask Nigel Farage to go to a Nigerian restaurant.— Hopi Sen (@hopisen) December 19, 2014
The Ukip leader even tried to dig himself out of the hole by referencing an old sitcom.
nigel farage justifying racism by saying delboy used to say it. beyond parody— Brad Hominem (@das_ryan_) December 19, 2014
In fact, Farage's statements bore quite a strong resemblance to a few TV shows.
A little bit of help for @Nigel_Farage - it's never OK.December 19, 2014
Farage also had the nerve to suggest casual racism was OK if you grew up on a council estate.
Dear Nigel Farage, I grew up in a council flat in Bermondsey and, by some miracle, am not an ignorant racist. Please shut your toff mouth.— Laura Mauro (@LauraNMauro) December 19, 2014
According to @Nigel_Farage people from council houses use racist and homophobic language. I've some special language just for Nigel.— Maurice Mcleod (@mowords) December 19, 2014
@Joe_Cooper_ ...made of Lego.— Mo Torbikle (@Benglorious) December 19, 2014