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Brian McFadden apologised for his 'arrogant' remark about speed limits after criticism from a road safety charity

Brian also promised to be more careful in six months when his driving ban ends.

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OVER THE YEARS, we’ve witnessed a number of angry outbursts panning out in real-time on Brian McFadden’s Twitter account.

There’s that time he threatened to strangle someone with a computer mouse because they joked that Vogue Williams had the same name as a magazine. Then there was that time two of his Twitter followers mentioned his exes, so he responded by calling them ‘c*nts’ and ‘bitches’

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Over the weekend, Brian was at it again, fighting with his followers. After Brian publicly complained about receiving a driving ban for driving 39mph in a 30mph zone, one fan tried to explain the difference between getting hit by a car at 30mph and getting hit by a car at 40mph.

Brian responded (in a tweet that has since been deleted) by saying “Then I’ll make sure I’m doing 50 so I definitely won’t have to listen to this.” 

Fans labelled Brian’s tweet as ‘arrogant‘, while road safety charity Brake were quick to criticise Brian’s comments, telling Press Association that “driving over the speed limit is selfish, dangerous and puts lives at risk.” 

To make such a comment about speeding is irresponsible and disrespectful to the memories of those who have lost their lives to a speeding driver and their bereaved families. 

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Brian’s spokeswoman later apologised to Press Association on his behalf.

She said that Brian “apologises for any offence his Twitter comments may have caused.” 

He was only making them relative to his own experience, which didn’t involve anyone else and of course in hindsight realises that families whose lives have been affected by speeding drivers would feel strongly about this and apologises to them for his flippant remarks. He also adds that he has learnt his lesson on this occasion and will definitely be more careful on the road when he’s back on it in 6 months. 

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