On March 7, Winston Marshall, guitarist and banjo player for British folk stars Mumford & Sons,\u00a0shared his support of author and right-wing disinformation spreader Andy Ngo via a tweet that read: \u201cFinally had the time to read your important book. You\u2019re a brave man.\u201d The book in question? Unmasked: Inside Antifa\u2019s Radical Plan To Destroy Democracy. While Marshall quickly deleted the tweet, it wasn't in time to prevent backlash from many, including Sleaford Mods, who tweeted: "That 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." In response to the backlash, Marshall issued an apology on his social media platforms on Tuesday night, saying, "Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. I have offended not only a lot of people I don\u2019t know, but also those closest to me, including my bandmates and for that I am truly sorry. As a result of my actions I am taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots. For now, please know that I realise how my endorsements have the potential to be viewed as approvals of hateful, divisive behaviour. I apologise, as this was not at all my intention." https:\/\/twitter.com\/MrWinMarshall\/status\/1369481570319532033?s20 It's not the first time this sort of incident has plagued the band.\u00a0 In 2018, Jordan Peterson, a Canadian author and professor of psychology who espouses that "disciplines like women's studies\u00a0should be\u00a0defunded," posted a photo of himself with the band on Instagram. Peterson also has advised freshman students\u00a0to avoid subjects like\u00a0sociology, English literature,\u00a0ethnic studies, and\u00a0racial studies, as he believes are corrupted by "post-modern neo-Marxists." Via Jordan Peterson's Instagram In a subsequent interview, Marshall\u00a0told the\u00a0CBC\u00a0that he \u201cwas very interested in Dr. Peterson\u2019s work on psychology ... I think I don\u2019t see the harm in engaging in conversation.\u201d Mumford & Sons leader Marcus Mumford said that he would \u201cfiercely defend my bandmates\u2019 rights to listen to the guy.\u201d That said, neither Mumford nor any other band members have spoken publically about Marshall\u2019s recent endorsement of the Andy Ngo book.