Playing down any offence caused, Wheeler told her detractors, which included one person complaining that “slaughter and slavery is no cause for celebration”, to “just enjoy the summer”.
“It was a tongue in cheek pop after the European Parliament tweet – it was purely that,” she said.
“I also wanted to congratulate Team GB on a brilliant result and thirdly congratulate the Commonwealth countries who also did very well.
“Fourth, I am also looking forward to establishing new trade agreements. That was it – nothing more. Let’s just enjoy the summer!”
But the reply is unlikely to win over many critics of her post, given the backlash it caused.
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