30/06/2015 10:28 BST | Updated 17/06/2016 08:59 BST

Jason Manford In Row With Britain First After He Deletes 'Racist' Friends

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Jason Manford performs onstage for 'Give It Up For Comic Relief' at Wembley Arena on March 6, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Jason Manford has found himself embroiled in a huge Facebook row after he deleted some of his friends for sharing Britain First posts.

Just had to delete 3 old school friends from my personal facebook page for sharing Britain First bullshit videos. Nowt more depressing than finding out someone you know is a racist.

Posted by Jason Manford on Sunday, June 28, 2015

The comedian was soon flooded with comments from supporters of the far-right political group who insisted they were not racist.

Some gems included..

Them 3 old friends have just lost a bellend from their friends then, nothing racist about Britain's First they're just telling the truth!

It's so annoying at how uneducated most people on here are slamming BRITAIN FIRST for actually attempting to keep the streets of Britain belonging to British people. I remember seeing a post where they were in Luton and were attacked by Muslims. They are proud of their country and I don't see anything wrong with it. Our grandparents/great grandparents will be turning in their graves, having fought through ww1 and ww2 to keep Britain a British country, now look at the state of it! Absolute shambles!!

How the fuck can you say defending your back garden is racist?

Britain First then responded by posting a picture of Manford with Ross Noble in front of a Nazi flag.

What they didn't mention was the picture was taken when the pair were both starring in a play about Hitler.

Oh dear. Looks like I'm about to become one of their victims!Not like Britain First to take a photo out of context and...

Posted by Jason Manford on Monday, June 29, 2015

Britain First later updated their post to remove the Nazi imagery.

DOES JASON MANFORD SUPPORT ISLAMIC EXTREMISM?How is it "racist" to oppose a multi-racial religion whose adherents...

Posted by Britain First on Monday, June 29, 2015

Manford retaliated brilliantly to the spat by updating his cover photo to one of him entertaining British troops.