The National:

GEORGE Galloway has learned never to meet your heroes after a hilarious Twitter exchange with billionaire Elon Musk.

The Scottish unionist and ex-Celebrity Big Brother contestant was complaining about being flagged as linked with the Russian state media on the social media site.

Galloway has previously hosted the Mother Of All Talk Shows on Radio Sputnik, a Kremlin owned broadcaster, which may be the reason that Twitter has labelled him as Russian state-affiliated.

In his indignation, the fedora sporting ex-MP threatened to sue Twitter over the label back in April, citing his 400,000-strong Twitter following and his career in Parliament as his bona fide credentials.

He said: "I work for NO Russian media. I have 400,000 followers. I’m the leader of a British political party and spent nearly 30 years in the British parliament. If you do not remove this designation I will take legal action."

And after several weeks of complaining to Twitter and the billionaire poised to buy the social media giant, Galloway finally got a reply.

Galloway initially tweeted Musk saying: “The label above this tweet is a lie”, with the tweet showing a notice that read “Russia state-affiliated media”.

Musk got back to him with a cutting tongue-in-cheek response.

He replied saying “sorry comrade” in Russian. Oh, dear.

While it seems Galloway’s appeals are falling on deaf ears, it’s funny to see that the world’s richest man has taken notice of the world’s least self-aware.

The exchange also attracted the mirth of the twitterati with one user saying: “After weeks of George Galloway whining about the "Russia state-affiliated media" description of his Twitter account and constantly tagging Elon Musk, Musk has finally responded, and let me be the first to say AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”