British author and radio presenter Jon Ronson suffered a hilarious Twitter meltdown after missing out in the New Year’s Honours.
The Welshman, who wrote The Men Who Stare At Goats, took to the social network to express his anger at missing out on a gong .
Ronson, who has worked for the BBC and Channel Four, told his 157,000-plus followers he was “drunk” and proceeded to tear into BBC cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew – who was handed an MBE.
Posting a now deleted comment to the social network, Ronson said: “I’m a little drunk but I’m going to say it.
“What the f*** has Jonathan Agnew got that I haven’t?
“Call it a Twitter meltdown, I call it truth.”
A short while later he added: “Still no f***ing MBE,” before stating: “And time is running out. I’m getting very close to getting old and dying.”
Fans of the journalist then began contacting him, with one person, Michael Van Huffel, saying: “Are you familiar with the book “so you’ve been publicly shamed?’.
“It’s about ppl who get drunk & tweet & next day are hated.”
Another, called KievKirby, said: “Hush now. You know gin makes you maudlin.
“I hereby grant thee an honorary MBE for all Twitter to see!
“Consider yourself MBE’d.”
A short while later, Ronson commented again – seemingly having calmed down.
He said: “Tonight you have seen my soul at its barest and most raw.
“The next New Years’ Honors List I’m going to stay stoically silent.”
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Ken Dodd says he’s tickled to be made a Knight
Agnew was one of a number of people linked to sport to get gongs.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and tennis world number one Andy Murray have become knights and Jessica Ennis-Hill was made a dame.
There was also a knighthood for para-equestrian Lee Pearson and a damehood for rower Katherine Grainger, who like Ennis-Hill has retired since Rio 2016.