Tesco in crisis but Twitter doesn't care: the most gleeful responses

From 'every fiddle helps' to delight in their demise, we've rounded up the best reaction from #tescogate

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The Independent Online

Tesco found itself in serious turmoil on Monday after it admitted first-half profits were "over-stated" by £250 million, immediately plunging to the bottom of the FTSE 100.

The supermarket has vowed to investigate how its profit forecast was inflated and said four executives have been asked to step aside while the investigation continues. One of them is thought to be UK managing director, Chris Bush, but Tesco has so far refused to provide details.

The latest episode in the supermarket's annus horribilis has left City analysts "flabbergasted" and increased the pressure on chairman Sir Richard Broadbent- with some calling for his resignation. But Twitter users are taking great pleasure in Tesco's demise, which has seen its share price tumble 40 per cent in the past 12 months: