Fury after Kapranos suggests Queen should have died before Prince

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FRANZ Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos suggested on the day of the Queen’s 90th birthday that she should have died rather than Prince.

To the outrage of several followers, Kapranos tweeted: “Queen and Prince. Wrong way round.”

Kapranos is well known for expressing strong anti-Royalist opinions but his tweet was widely condemned.

Almost immediately the Scot was bombarded with messages slamming his post as “harsh” and “distasteful”.

Alan Gardner ?wrote: “Wow, wishing ill on a 90-year-old woman.”

Kapranos made the controversial statement on Twitter
Kapranos made the controversial statement on Twitter

Lynne Orr ?said: “Inappropriate Mr Kapranos…”

And Jennie ?Brahan wrote: “That’s in very poor taste.”

One follower, Philip Jones, shared a black and white photograph of people throwing objects into a burning fire, writing: “There go the Franz records tomorrow.”

Others backed the musician. Alison Josselyn wrote: “This is the one you nailed.”

Kapranos stayed silent for more than 11 hours before finally adding fuel to the flames with the tweet: “Prince would have made a much better head of state.”

Kapranos was blasted last year after launching a foul-mouthed rant at the monarchy while re-posting an article about how much money the Queen receives from Scotland.

He wrote: “F*** them all.

“Rob it back from their thieving ancestors.

“F*** the monarchy, f*** the aristocracy, f*** them all.”

He then added: “I’m against all monarchies, family dynasties, despots, vote-riggers, Blairs, Bushes, Clintons, Putins, Mugabes… f*** ’em all.”

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