British celebrities are defending Captain Sir Tom Moore, who is currently battling COVID-19, after people criticised him on social media for a recent trip to Barbados.
Moore, 100, became a National Hero.
This after he raised more than £30 million for the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS).
The Queen knighted him in July.
But his daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said on Twitter that doctors had treated him for pneumonia over the past few weeks.
And last week the World War Two veteran tested positive for COVID-19.
In December, Moore went on a family holiday in Barbados after British Airways paid for his flight.
British broadcaster, political journalist and newspaper columnist, Julia Hartley-Brewer, was among those defending the trip.
“”I was stunned to see some trolls on social media saying: ‘Oh, if he didn’t go to Barbados!'” The Mirror quoted her as saying.
“He went on a lovely, warm, perfectly legal Caribbean holiday with his family, and I think that’s absolutely wonderful he did that and nothing whatsoever to do with his ailments now,” Hartley-Brewer asserted.
She expressed the view that the trolls need to ‘take a day off.’
“”He helped save Britain in WW2, his trolls shame Britain,” Television personality, Piers Morgan, tweeted.
For her part, Actress Denise Welch tweeted that Moore’s Barbados trip was legal.
” He’s 100. He’s allowed to do what he bloody well likes within the law,” she declared.
Headline photo caption: Captain Tom Moore