Leona Lewis urged to apologise for controversial jockey tweet

Popstar Leona Lewis at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary Winter Wonderland on December 2, 2012
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English singer Leona Lewis sparks controversy by suggesting that jockeys should be "put down".

British singer Leona Lewis has become the centre of controversy within the racing world following a message about the Grand National on Twitter.

The X Factor winner described the biggest race event of the year as "bullshit" after suggesting that jockeys should be "put down".

The singer's message on Twitter said: "How about we put down the little tw*ts that running those poor horses into the ground. can't stand this bulls***."

A Facebook group called 'Boycott Leona Lewis' was set up following her remarks calling on the 28-year-old to apologise for her comment.

Lewis's comments come after Irish jockey JT McNamara was left paralysed following a fall at the Cheltenham Festival.

Jockey JT McNamara in action on March 14, 2013
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