Geri Halliwell deletes Thatcher tweet after backlash

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has deleted a tweet paying tribute to Baroness Thatcher after she received criticism on Twitter.

Earlier she had tweeted:

Geri Halliwell praised Baroness Thatcher after news of her death was announced.

After removing the message, she tweeted: "I'm sorry if I offended u.X".

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