Susanna Reid Twitter: Star defiant after trolling

Susanna Reid ignores cruel trolling on Twitter as she shares touching message from Bukayo Saka

She was called a 'snivelling cow'

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Susanna Reid has ignored cruel trolling on Twitter which saw her branded a “snivelling cow”.

Instead, the defiant Good Morning Britain host shared a touching message from England footballer Bukayo Saka.

It comes after Susanna was abused by a troll after breaking down on GMB earlier this week.

Susanna Reid Twitter: Star targeted by troll
Susanna Reid was blasted by one troll on Twitter (Credit ITV)

So what happened with Susanna on GMB?

Susanna was moved to tears as a nine-year-old boy called Dexter appeared on the show to discuss a letter he’d written to footballer Marcus Rashford.

It came after Rashford and fellow England stars Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka received racist abuse online after the team’s Euro 2020 defeat.

Rashford himself tweeted the letter from the young football fan.

It started: “Dear Marcus Rashford, I hope you won’t be sad for too long because you are such a good person.

“Last year you inspired me to help people less fortunate, then last night you inspired me again, to always be brave,” Dexter said.

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As he read out the letter, Susanna teared up – much like her co-host Ranvir Singh when they discussed the issue later in the week.

However, not all viewers were moved to tears. In fact, one GMB viewer was prompted to target Susanna with vile abuse.

According to Chronicle Live, a nameless troll tweeted the star to slam her tears.

They said: “Woke snivelling pretentious cow!!”

Susanna is said to have reposted the tweet on her own timeline, but it has since been deleted.

Susanna Reid on Twitter: Star’s followers hit back

However, many of the presenter’s followers did see the tweet and took the writer to task.

After the woman responsible answered back in the thread, one of Susanna’s followers responded: “Only racist people have a problem with people getting upset about people being racist, just so we’re clear.”

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Another pointed out: “Childish, name calling tweets say everything about person sending them, nothing about person they’re hating on!

“You don’t know genuine decency when you see it, your loss, sad and shame on you in every way,” they added.

Another posted the definition of woke: “In other news ‘woke’ literally means ‘aware and awake’. It’s decency. Bye!”

After the tweet was removed, Susanna reshared a tweet from Bukayo Saka.

She didn’t post a caption but the post apologised for his part in England’s loss and slammed the racist abuse he has been subjected to since.

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