Mr Khan “ruined” the yearly display by turning it into a Remain-backing show, many disappointed viewers of the fireworks said. Roughly 100,000 people gathered along the Thames to watch the show and millions more saw it broadcasted by the BBC. But many were hugely disheartened to see the firework display was turned into a political message - and took their rage to Twitter.
Twitter user Dominic McGinty wrote: “Disgraceful ploy at London fireworks tonight.. lightning the EU flag up and not the union Jack, he needs to go.. looking forward to leaving babylon... God bless Brexit Britain.”
Another social media user accused Mr Khan of using the fireworks for “political gain”, writing: “The London fireworks are a tradition now!
“Not an event for your political gain!
“Fancy you @SadiqKhan being a low life bringing Brexit into it!
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London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has been accused of exploiting the fireworks show for 'political gain' (Image: GETTY)
“It's the one event that actually brings unity to the country!
“And you have to go and ruin it!”
The fireworks show formed part of the Mayor’s London Is Open campaign, which aims at showing that the capital remains “open to the world, proud of our diversity and inclusive to everyone” despite Brexit, as stated on the London City Hall’s website.
Prior to the display, Mr Khan said: "Every year our capital