As if politics in the UK wasn’t spicy enough, watch what happens when you do it in Spanish.
It all started when backward ham Piers Morgan complained in a piece for the Mail that Jeremy Corbyn and his wife froze him out of a conversation with the Arsenal player Héctor Bellerín at the GQ Awards:
“Later, fellow Arsenal fan Jeremy Corbyn came over to speak to him. When I tried to interrupt, the Labour leader – whose wife is Mexican – promptly switched to fluent Spanish to shut me out of the conversation.
‘What did you tell him?’ I asked.
Corbyn smirked. ‘I told him to please send Arsène Wenger my very best and assure him he continues to have my full support, even if he’s lost yours, Piers. In fact, particularly because he’s lost yours…’
A keen-eyed tweeter picked up the passage about speaking Spanish, and the anecdote went viral:
This from Piers Morgan about Jeremy Corbyn and Hector Bellerin is amazing pic.twitter.com/rWDH0tKW4d
— Joe (@eojmorris) September 18, 2017
So viral, in fact, that Bellerín himself commented on the story in a tweet saying, “Come on mate, don’t take it personally” to Morgan – punctuated masterfully with a crying laughing emoji.
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) September 18, 2017
Then the Labour leader himself joined in the great burning ceremony, replying to the thread in full Spanish:
— Esther Webber (@estwebber) September 19, 2017
His response translates as:
“It was nice to meet you. It’s better that we don’t tell him what we were talking about, he wouldn’t understand. Well-played in the game on Sunday.”
And muy buen juego to you too, El Jez.