The MEP was hounded on Twitter for claiming in a BBC interview that, due to events unfolding in the northern-France port town, it was "only a matter of time before a British holidaymaker gets killed”.
His comments came just hours after it emerged a young Sudanese man had died after being crushed by a truck, the ninth migrant casualty in the region this year so far.
Inflammatory claim by Farage a British tourist or lorry driver will be killed in Calais is shameful scaremongering by Ukip— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) July 29, 2015
Other users quickly piled in, some accusing the Ukip leader of trivialising the high mortality rate of migrants at Calais themselves.
— Chris Kidd (@chriskidd) July 29, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Did Farage really just say that sooner or later a lorry driver will get killed? Coz THAT would eventually become a tragedy, right?— Curious Iguana (@curiousiguana) July 29, 2015
Farage says only a matter of time until a Brit is killed in Calais. Never mind the asylum seeker A WEEK killed trying to board transport— Tom Freeman (@tomwfreeman) July 29, 2015
@Kevin_Maguire Fellow human beings have already died. Are their lives worthless because they are not British?— Alan Taylor (@alantaylor420) July 29, 2015
#farage stirs up hatred with claims that a British Tourist /Truck Driver will be killed
#calaismigrants this after death of Sudanese man— Women Defy the Right (@WomenSayNo2UKIP) July 29, 2015
Ukip did not respond to a request for comment at the time this story went live.
The Huffington Post UK has produced a special report on the crisis in Calais, detailing 14 reasons why people risk their lives to claim asylum in Britain.