Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall is taking a leave of absence from the group after receiving criticism for praising a new book from right wing pot-stirrer/consipracy theorist Andy Ngo over the weekend. On Saturday, Marshall tweeted about Ngo's book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan To Destroy Democracy (which has a "read this book" quote from Tucker Carlson on the cover). “Finally had the time to read your important book,” Marshall wrote in his tweet, which has since been deleted. “You’re a brave man.”
Backlash on Twitter was swift, including a tweet from Sleaford Mods who wrote, "You are minted, you thick cunt. Step outside of ya bloodline for two minutes and use your fuckin loaf."