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Mumford & Sons Banjo Player Praises Right-Wing Agitator Andy Ngo’s ‘Important’ Book

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons on stage at "Not So Silent Night," a RADIO.COM Event at Barclays Center on December 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images For RADIO.COM)

Right-wing agitator Andy Ngo recently published his first book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, and he got a glowing review from Marshall Winston. On Saturday, the Mumford & Sons banjo player praised the troll for releasing such an “important” piece of literature (its cover is branded with an endorsement from Tucker Carlson).

“Congratulations @MrAndyNgo,” he wrote. “Finally had the time to read your important book You’re a brave man”

Unsurprisingly, Twitter was not happy. Fellow UK musicians Sleaford Mods summed it up nicely with this reply: “You are minted, you thick cunt. Step outside of ya bloodline for two minutes and use your fuckin loaf.”

The duo expanded on its stance in a separate tweet, which reads: “That [sic] fact this twat from Mumford is openly showing his support for continued oppression/fascism/the interests of greed, is almost normal now. He inhabits the same landscape most large bands do. Will exist in environments that offer a service to free minded people. It’s fucked”

Marshall’s comment on Ngo isn’t the first time he’s been scorned for his views. In 2018, the band was criticized for taking a photo with polarizing pop psychologist Jordan B. Peterson.