After losing his seat in Bradford West, George Galloway is being utterly torn apart on social media.
The Respect candidate, who stormed to victory in a by-election in 2012, received just 21% (8,557) in yesterday's vote.
Labour’s Naseem Shah won with 50% (19,997) of the vote, taking the constituency back to red.
Galloway, known for his grandiose boasts and controversial television appearances, made what can only be described as an utterly bizarre speech following his defeat.
He blamed Zionists, racists and even hyenas for Respect’s loss before declaring: “I’m going off now to plan the next campaign”.
The humiliation of George Galloway is one of the few bright spots of tonight— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) May 8, 2015
YES! George Galloway loses seat. Another slice of chocolate cake :)— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) May 8, 2015
He said: "I don’t begrudge the Labour members here their moment of celebration of course.
"But there will be others who are already celebrating: the venal, and the vile, the racists and the zionists will all be celebrating.
"The hyena can bounce on the lion’s grave but it can never be a lion, and in any case, I’m not in my grave.”
Social media users were not kind to him.
From the critical to the downright baffled, they quickly proceeded to rip him apart.
Ben Fellows tweeted: “Glad to see two nasty and spiteful idiots kicked out of Parliament today! Goodbye @DWard and @georgegalloway. You will not be missed!”
Andy Gilderdale posted: “Oi, cockneys! Do us all a favour, and when @georgegalloway shows up trying to become your Mayor send him packing like Bradford did. Ta.”
DM Elkins tweeted: “The Village Idiot. Hate begets Hate.”
Rosalind Polat said: “George Galloway’s losing speech is his most crazed yet, quoting lions, zionists & hyenas. He’s lost it in every sense. Nutcase.”
Sean McGhee said: “Let's not forget that the vile George Galloway is gone too. One from each extreme. It's cold comfort, but it's all the comfort on offer.”
Mahou Shoujo Rika added: “George Galloway loses his seat then loses his shit.”
I just hope George Galloway scuttles back under the rock from which he came. Odious man who has no place in Politics.— Baldy Radio (@BaldyRadio) May 8, 2015
This grave that George Galloway speaks of Hyaenas dancing on of his, anyone know the address? My dancing shoes are ready!— Tom Hughes (@hertstennistom) May 8, 2015
Galloway was reported to police last night after he sent a tweet about exit polls before voting closed, which is banned under election law.
A Respect Party spokesman said he had not been told about any complaint to police, adding: ''It seems like a storm in a thimble.''
No, George Galloway, you didn't lose because of racists and Zionists, you lost because the electorate realised you're a massive bellend. HTH— Kate Owen (@jokerunning) May 8, 2015
@nitoTV I know nothing of politics but I do know that George Galloway is a complete tit— Mark Chilton (@Chiltonpops) May 8, 2015
The Bradford West election campaign turned particularly nasty when Galloway accused Shah of lying about her experience of forced marriage as a teenager.
Shah, a women’s rights campaigner, has previously spoken about her experience of forced marriage and domestic abuse.
In March she published an account of being forced into an arranged marriage at the age of 15.
But at the hustings, Galloway described her as a “big loser” and a “liar” and insisted that she had a only a “passing acquaintance with the truth”.
George Galloway's spectacular defeat only means one thing, you can't get elected from Muslim areas in UK just by spewing venom on #Israel— Karachi_Post (@Karachi_Post) May 8, 2015
He told her: “You claimed and gullible journalists believed you that you were subject to a forced marriage at the age of 15.
“But you were not 15 you were 16-and-a-half.
“I have your nikah [marriage document].”
He then proceeded to wave a sheet of paper in the air as the crowd erupted, prompting the chair to intervene.
@georgegalloway what a wanker— jensonnn (@jenson_tay) May 8, 2015
The exit of George Galloway.
What a truly wonderful outcome for Britain.— William Haviland (@williamhaviland) May 8, 2015
Shah said she “absolutely refuted” the allegation that she lied and responded: “What has my nikah got to do with Bradford West? What have your four marriages got to do with Bradford West?”
She also said that she would sue Galloway following the General Election.
Labour’s initial candidate for Bradford West, Amina Ali, stepped down just three days after her selection, citing family issues.
It turns out it was George Galloway who was most unwise.— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) May 8, 2015
George Galloway loses seat but says he will land on his feet, hopefully not wearing a cat outfit.— HaveIGotNewsForYou (@haveigotnews) May 8, 2015
In her victory speech, Shah thanked all her rivals - except one.
She said that they “conducted themselves with dignity and brought to the election…the spirit of friendly rivalry.”
She continued: “To Mr Galloway, I say that your campaign demeaned our democracy but personal attacks on me have not worked. The people of Bradford West have seen through this and you have been sent on your way.”