Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan launched into angry tirade after social media trolls targeted Sir Captain Tom Moore while he battled Covid in hospital.
Morgan said: "If your first thought when hearing Captain Sir Tom Moore is in hospital, fighting coronavirus, aged 100, knowing how dangerous that situation is, if your first thought is to troll him and his family, on Twitter.
"A perfectly legal trip to Barbados, trip of a lifetime, to give him a break, he had been offered a free trip, we have no idea if it had anything to do with his subsequent illness.
"We are in February now, this was back in December, we don't know that at all, but frankly that's a matter for the family, they did nothing wrong.
"I watched yesterday, Twitter has already descended into a total sewer, over Marcus Rashford and other black footballers in this country, racial abuse spewing out from this anonymous cretins on Twitter, and then I see them turn on Captain Sir Tom Moore.
"I see them abusing him and mocking him, a man who served his country in World War II, a man who helped save this country from the Nazis a man who, aged 99, raised £39 million for the NHS."