MARTIN Compston has been praised for his classy response to a bigot who branded him a “fenian” just two minutes after following him on Instagram.
A Chris Roberts wrote on Instagram yesterday (tue): “@mrmartincompston f* DS Arnott ya fenian f*****.”
It’s not clear what prompted the outburst, which references a detective from Line of Duty played by Compston, who is a well-known Celtic supporter.
Compston screenshotted the bizarre outburst and posted it on his Instagram page saying: “That escalated quickly. Welcome Chrissy hope you like pictures of my dog otherwise between ones of DS Arnott and ‘fenians’ celebrating could be a tough follow for ye pal!”
Compston’s fans then piled in on “Chrissy”.
In a remark, described by others as “comment of the century”, Jenniferholmes297 said: “Who is this f***** pleb? Jog on chrissy you hoofw*****g bungle c***. We love you @mrmartincompston.”
Hannahsang91 said: “Proper mugged him off.”
Neillferguson75 added: “What a t**t there is no need, however nice reply.”
Scottish_tazmanian_devil wrote: “Chrissy seems a wee bit bitter.”
J0849 said: “What a sad, hate-filled, bigoted knuckle-dragger Chrissy is.”
Abbey_17xx wrote: “I’m not in any way a supporter of the men in green but you did mug him off well done.”
Iainamurdoch added: “Disgusting behaviour. Some people have too much time on their hands! Jail would be too good for them!”
Nic_cook_82 wrote; “Just disgusting.”
Line of Duty season five starring Martin Compston is expected to air early this year on the BBC.