Labour has suspended Unite's assistant general secretary from the party after he tweeted that Home Secretary Priti Patel "should be deported".
Howard Beckett tweeted the comment after two men were detained in an immigration van in Scotland.
The union official later apologised for the tweet, which has since been deleted, as well as to Ms Patel.
He wrote: "Priti Patel should be deported, not refugees. She can go along with anyone else who supports institutional racism. She is disgusting."
In a later apology posted on Twitter, he said: "My earlier tweet, deleted after half an hour, was never intended to be literal."
That phrase already excluded most people listening.
While hate crimes and discrimination based on sexuality or gender are absolutely unacceptable so is self entitled people playing vocab police demanding inclusion into every sentence. They're included in life, however, a tyrant is a tyrant.