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23 March 2016, 11:14
The man whose tweet about confronting a Muslim woman in Croydon about the Brussels terror attacks went viral, has been arrested.
Matthew Doyle tweeted: "I confronted a Muslim women (sic) yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said "Nothing to do with me". A mealy mouthed reply."
That tweet, which has since been deleted, was ridiculed across the internet.
I confronted Croydon and asked it to explain @MatthewDoyle31. Nobody had heard of him. A mealy mouthed reply.— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) March 23, 2016
And then his tweet became a Twitter meme:
I confronted an Irish woman. I asked her to explain "Mrs Brown's Boys: Da movie". She said "nothing to do with me". A mealy mouthed reply.— @ (@twlldun) March 23, 2016
I confronted a German about bombing my Grandad's shed in WW2. "Nothing to do with me". A mealy mouthed reply. https://t.co/ruWmkFUsOK— chinnyhill10 (@chinnyhill10) March 23, 2016
I confronted a woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Vienna. She said "It means nothing to me". A mealy mouthed reply.— Simon Pegg (@Simon_Pegg) March 23, 2016
But the Met Police took a dim view of his tweet. Croydon's branch of the Met tweeted: