SPANISH Home Secretary Jorge Diaz has ordered an investigation into anti-French and anti-Catalan tweets sent out following yesterday’s plane crash.
At least four people sent out derogatory tweets making light of the Germanwings plane crash which went down in the French Alps en route to Dusseldorf, Germany, from Barcelona.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today announced the country will have three days of mourning after it was confirmed that 49 of the 150 people on board the flight were Spanish.
‘The accident seems like a good idea to me if there were Catalans on it’, wrote one user.
Another wrote: ‘A plane full of Catalans and Germans that crashes in France. #Winwinwin’.
A third Twitter user replied to another: ‘hang on, hang on, let’s not make a drama out of it, there were Catalans on the plane, not people. SPAIN’.
And a fourth read: ‘I hope that plane took a few French with it’.
A home office spokesman said that the investigation will begin immediately under the supervision of the Guardia Civil’s cyber-crime team.