Salisbury Cathedral appears to be trolling Russia and people love them for it
It was always going to be a slightly tricky day for Salisbury Cathedral after the two suspects in the novichok poisoning case said they were only in the city to visit its ‘famous 123 metre spire’.
But rather than keep quiet the cathedral’s Twitter feed appears to have decided to take a front foot approach.
Salisbury Cathedral’s spire is the tallest in Britain, reaching the impressive height of 123m! It is no wonder that it can be seen for miles around and plays such a significant part of the surrounding landscape.
Photograph by Ash Mills pic.twitter.com/NbfcSwGjVg
— Salisbury Cathedral (@SalisburyCath) September 13, 2018
The tweet was too perfectly timed to be coincidental. A bit like the two suspects’ trip to Salisbury, you might say.
Here’s a flavour of how people responded online.
Is Salisbury Cathedral trolling the Kremlin..?! https://t.co/8wqvp3N6Dj
— Paul Mathews (@QuiteFunnyGuy) September 13, 2018
The Spire, Who Loved Me? https://t.co/SnfKV1ZwQl
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) September 13, 2018
not now, Salisbury Cathedral! https://t.co/DkABFVy0HX
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) September 13, 2018
One of the glories of medieval architecture. Well worth travelling from Moscow to see. https://t.co/nZbwHCOJPZ
— Colm O'Cinneide (@colmocinneide) September 13, 2018
First-rate trolling by Salisbury Cathedral 👇 https://t.co/XyLNBdtTk1
— (((Jon Benjamin))) (@JonBenjamin19) September 13, 2018
honestly hats off to the marketing department here https://t.co/h4p18dOqRP
— Gaby Hinsliff (@gabyhinsliff) September 13, 2018
— Tom Holland (@holland_tom) September 13, 2018
Salisbury Cathedral itself is trolling Russia https://t.co/hj4W0T3gSO
— Alistair MacDonald (@macdonaldajm) September 13, 2018
Salisbury Cathedral is making the best of it: https://t.co/hDcQpmPMYI
— Fraser Galbraith (@frgalbraith) September 13, 2018
Big day for the social media guy. I can almost hear the excited crunch of Rich Tea biscuits and frantic texting. https://t.co/wS3dcANBCt
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) September 13, 2018
Except, er …
This appears to have been tweeted before the RT interview with the novichok suspects. I can't keep up https://t.co/7cFbbRyBSr
— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps) September 13, 2018
To be filed under ‘too good to check’.
well worth travelling from russia to https://t.co/khoQrUoZrt
— Ed Saunt (@edsaunt) September 13, 2018
Brilliant. Salisbury Cathedral trolling the Russian government. https://t.co/ZbHenBPZ0B
— James McConnachie (@j_mcconnachie) September 13, 2018
Only one question remained.
Do you serve vodka in the cafe?
— Ben James (@JaminTastic) September 13, 2018