“What about the rights of the grid girls?!” asks Formula 1 fan who mainly uses Twitter to say good morning to porn stars

Describing it as a disgrace that so many young, independent women have suddenly lost their jobs, a pensioner and Twitter user who mainly uses the social media platform to say good morning to porn stars today criticised the decision by Formula 1 to bring an end to the practice of having grid girls present at races.

Speaking shortly after an F1 announcement confirming that they would follow the lead of Professional Darts Corporation in axing walk-on girls for televised events, 72-year-old sports fan Arnold Mumford – who uses his Twitter account @arnie397540322 to greet adult film stars and cam girls at the start of each day – decried the move as a clear attempt to crush the rights of scantily-clad models around the world.

“What about these models, eh? The Formula One and the darts are making these decisions, but they’re taking hundreds of jobs away from the women who want to do this for a living. Have they not thought about how they’d feel? About what they’ll do for a living now?” said the retired plumber who – since his wife left him – spends three hours each morning sending tweets like “you look sexy this morning” and “hope you slept well beautiful” to porn stars he has never met.

“It doesn’t affect me, it’s not as if I watch the darts or the racing and pause the TV when the girls come on. It just breaks my heart to see these pretty young girls have their jobs taken away from them. What about feminism? Is that not important anymore?!”

At press time, Mumford had taken a brief break from defending the employment rights of young women to criticise the “sluts” in a Daily Mail article about drinking among college students.