The first ever crossing of the English Channel on a jet-powered flyboard has been marred after an angry mob of Tommy Robinson supporters turned up at Dover to demand that French record-breaker Franky Zapata turn around and hover straight back where he came from.
The French inventor became the first person ever to cross the Channel on a flyboard after leaving Sangatte, near Calais, at 6.17AM on Sunday and landing in St Margaret’s Bay in Dover 22 minutes later.
‘It’s just not right’ says Robinson supporter Barry Spurtle.
‘If you let one over then before we know it they’ll all be coming over here on their hoverboards, using our NHS and claiming our benefits’.
‘And it won’t just be the French neither, they’ll be hovering to Britain from all over the world – it’ll be ISIS and Syrian refugees next. You let one of them land and the next thing they’ll be demanding that their families hover over to join them. If they think they can fly over the channel on a kerosene-fuelled skateboard and dilute our traditional British values of fair play and tolerance they can fuck right off’.
‘They should have nipped it in the bud and shot him down the minute he got anywhere near the White Cliffs. Meanwhile poor Tommy’s rotting in prison and it’s still another 4 hours ‘till the pubs open. Bloody remainers’.
However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has downplayed the potential threat of any future mass flyboard-based immigration and has confirmed that the Government has entered into talks with Mr Zapata over delivery of vital medicines and medical equipment in the event of a no deal Brexit.