A MAN called Danny Baker begged Twitter trolls to stop confusing him with the shamed BBC star sacked in a “racist” royal baby pic row.
The exasperated bloke faced a barrage of online outrage from keyboard warriors branding him a “racist scumbag” after mixing him up with the ex-radio host.
PA:Press Association6 Danny Baker, 61, was sacked from his BBC radio job after posting a photo critics said was racist
EPA6 Baker posted the photo just hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle showed off their new baby, Archie
6 But another man called Danny Baker was attacked by Twitter trolls who got the two men mixed up
Baker, 61, was fired from BBC Radio 5 Live after sharing a photo of a chimp dressed in clothes with the caption “Royal baby leaves hospital."
The tweet, which Baker removed and apologised for, came hours after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry showed off baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.
Sun Online revealed Baker told Radio 5 Live controller Jonathan Wall “f*** you and f*** off” after being sacked on the phone today.
Despite writing he is “not THE Danny Baker” in his profile, the other Danny Baker was targeted online and forced to defend himself.
'STOP GETTING ME MIXED UP'
Danny Baker (not the real one) tweeted: “I AM NOT THE DANNY BAKER PLEASE STOP GETTING ME MIXED UP WITH THE PRESENTER ONE!”
One twitter user, called Nigel Farrage, tweeted to him: “Racist scumbag.”
But Danny Baker replied: “Why the **** am I a racist scumbag? Who the **** are you?”
Nigel Farrage replied: “Don’t turn this on me! The picture you posted had clear racist overtones.”
Danny Baker then wrote: “I haven’t posted any pictures – I think you’ve got your Danny Bakers mixed up.”
WAITING FOR APOLOGY
He later posted: “Some people need to check who they’re tweeting – made himself look a bit of a t**.
“I await his apology.”
Danny Baker (not the real one) even contacted the axed radio presenter, tweeting: “I’m getting **** because people think I’m you!”
The 38-year-old dad-of-one from Northampton told Sun Online he thought the real Danny Baker’s chimp tweet was “disgusting” and he “deserved to be sacked.”
He told Sun Online: “It is certainly been an experience. Some funny, some banter – some not so nice and genuinely think I’m Danny Baker.
6 He was branded a "racist scumbag" by one man
“It started last night. We were watching TV and I got a tweet from someone calling me a racist.
“I didn’t know what Danny Baker had tweeted. I have had direct messages saying “vile, racist pig.”
He added: “I suppose it is the day and age we live in where people are keyboard warriors.
"I have avoided Twitter today.”
He said some tweets were so offensive Twitter blocked them before he read them.
BAKER TOLD BEEB TO F*** OFF
Speaking today to the Sun Online at his £2million London home today, Baker said it's "not the first time and possibly not the last time" he will be sacked for controversy.
Blaming a Twitter storm, defiant Baker said: "You see these sorts of things happening to other people and you kill yourself laughing.
"It's a Twitter storm. The point is they (the BBC) have given credence to the vampires by claiming I meant it. It’s rotten."
He added: "The BBC said they found it abhorrent.I told them 'f*** you, and f*** off'. That’s exactly what I said to them. It wasn’t a very long call."
Baker claimed he didn’t know the new royal baby was Harry and Meghan’s.
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He branded the outrage over his baby tweet “preposterous.”
BBC 5 Live controller Jonathan Wall this morning emailed staff at the station informing them he had fired Baker.
He said Baker’s tweet went against the values that the station "lives and breathes" before praising him for his "brilliant" work.
Alamy Live News6 Harry and Meghan pose for photos with baby Archie yesterday
Darren Fletcher – The Sun6 A defiant Baker told Sun Online he told his BBC boss to f*** off after being sacked on the phone