Council faces backlash after Alex Salmond effigy tweet

The offending tweet
The offending tweet

A tweet by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) caused a storm, when it revealed one of tonight’s Lewes bonfire effigys.

The picture tweeted by the council showed this year’s effigy of Alex Salmond with the Loch Ness monster, which is set to be one of this year’s offerings to the bonfire.

The tweet (pictured) went viral on Twitter, and the council has seen a backlash from users of the social media site.

Some have accused the council of racism, and have blasted the move to tweet the picture.

The council has since said: “Please note that the Alex Salmond and Nessie models were created by Waterloo Bonfire Society #LewesBonfire and have NO connection to ESCC.”