The ITV political editor took to Twitter to apologize following his interview with the sportsman on tonight’s news.
He froze completely when asked about Mr Mings’ tweet to Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Following the disgusting racist abuse of England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka following the team’s loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, Ms Patel wrote on Twitter: “I am disgusted that @England players who have given so much for our country this summer have been subjected to vile racist abuse on social media. It has no place in our country and I support the police to hold those responsible to account.
Quoting his tweet, Mr Mings added: “You can’t stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by calling our anti-racist message ‘gestural politics’ and then pretend to be disgusted when we campaign. against, happens. “
While chatting about it on the news show, Robert struggled to remember Mr. Mings’ name and needed a helping hand.
He then tweeted, “I just had one of the worst brain blockages on @itvnews. I feel like a complete fool. I don’t remember the name of @ OfficialTM_3 Tyrone Mings. I can not explain it. All I can say is really sorry. “
When asked how the government could help solve the problem, Mr Peston said: ‘Well, it’s actually gotten more complicated for [ Boris Johnson ] Senior Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, in the last few hours has actually weighed in and asked… Sorry, my brain…
After learning Mr. Mings’ name, he apologized and continued, “And [the tweet] He simply said he wanted him to focus on football rather than politics, which many people still say callous.
“The Prime Minister has a problem with the approach of the euro, many of his cabinet colleagues have refused to criticize those who boo.
“People think this created conditions in which racism could flourish.
“Tonight he thinks actions will speak louder than words, he called social media bosses and asks them to cooperate with the authorities to provide more information on racists.
“So that action can be taken against them by the police. “
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He added: “The problem is that even though anonymous accounts are allowed, it is very difficult to crack down on hate crime.
“And the Prime Minister is not yet asking these social media companies to ban anonymous accounts.
“So I don’t think this is the end of the story, I don’t think this is the end of the criticisms the government will face.
“It is, some would say, a mess of the government’s own creation. “