The Tripe Marketing Board would like to apologise unreservedly to its Twitter followers for the unprofessional conduct of a member of staff who tweeted under the influence of alcohol last night.
The member of staff was tweeting at speeds in excess of 60 tweets per minute. This led to the abrupt termination of last night’s service when the daily twitter limit of 1,000 tweets per day was reached at around 10pm.
TMB vice-chairman Professor Ron Harrison said, “This sort of conduct is totally unacceptable and violates a fundamental principle we instill in our staff never to tweet under the influence of alcohol.
"The person in question was discovered by the cleaner in the early hours of this morning fast asleep at his desk. He had broken into our chairman’s drinks cabinet and consumed several bottles of brown ale as well as two bottles of red wine. The twiglets, however, were untouched. The person in question has been suspended until further notice.
"We would also like to apologise for announcing that the Beefstock Festival of Music and Tripe would be taking place this Bank Holiday weekend as it has for the last 44 years. The Festival has in fact been cancelled. We regret that we are unable to reimburse anybody who travelled to the venue as a result of this misinformation."