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Twitter users put boot into Buckles
The name of G4S boss Nick Buckles has trended on Twitter
G4S boss Nick Buckles's name has trended on Twitter, with users of the social networking site airing strong feelings on the Olympic security fiasco.
Some voiced anger, some made jokes and others spoke in support of the beleaguered chief executive of the FTSE 100 company.
Comedian and actress Rebecca Front, who starred in cult political satire The Thick Of It, wrote: "Poor G4S. How could they have known the Olympics would sneak up on them so unexpectedly?"
Private Eye satirist Tom Jamieson tweeted: "Head of G4S security firm is called Nick Buckles!? Who's his 2nd in command, Rob Tourists?"
David Beauvais, who tweets via @cosmiclandmine, wrote: "#G4S Nick Buckles, admits Olympic security staff don't speak English but they're cheap. Wtf - Currently = 2.75 million English unemployed."
John Wade, who tweets from @johnwadeovc, wrote: "I want to know why the CEO of a PLC doesn't get informed about important deliverables, in time to act. Step forward Nick Buckles of #G4S"
A user who tweets from the account @LizSurly wrote: "Just how much forward planning does G4S do if, as Nick Buckles states, 'they only discovered they'd be short NINE days ago'? Jeez!!"
But an anonymous tweet from the account of Worcester-based defence advisory firm Defence Partners, @defencepartner, supported Mr Buckles.
"All very well being upset with Nick Buckles, but what on earth were his non execs and chairman doing? Preemption better than cure #G4S," it said.