Murdoch reportedly tweeted ”Maybe Brits have too many holidays for broke country!”, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Ironically, Murdoch was tweeting from his own holiday on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy.
Not everyone was sure Twitter users would see the humour in Murdoch’s tweet — he isn’t exactly the most popular person in the UK right now after all. An account that purports to be his wife Wendi Deng (@Wendi_Deng) then tweeted at Murdoch ”RUPERT!! delete tweet!!” before tweeting ”EVERY1 @rupertmurdoch was only having a joke pROMSIE [sic] !!!”