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.”
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.”