Manchester City fan Mark Lewis posted sick message on Twitter just minutes after final whistle yesterday.
The tribute is not about a football rivalry, it’s about a tragic event that happened twenty five years ago. 96 people should not leave home to watch a match and never return after it.
“In times like these
the football family
should be united.”
However, a council worker has been sacked after posting vile abuse about the Hillsborough tragedy on Twitter.
Manchester City fan Mark Lewis posted the sick message on Twitter just minutes after the final whistle following his side’s 3-2 defeat at Anfield yesterday.
The tweet said: “Cheating scouse *****. It should be 96 + 11 for the way they try and play football. What a joke. **** hills borough (sic) an all the dole *****.”
The message was quickly picked up by Twitter users and Mr Lewis has since shut down his account following an angry backlash against him.
Bury Council has since confirmed Mr Lewis, from Prestwich, has been sacked from his role as a temporary gardener with the authority.
A tweet from the council’s official account said: “We deplore Mr Lewis’s Twitter comments and share your concerns.
“He is no longer engaged as a casual worker with Bury Council.”
It is understood he was officially dismissed for breaching the council’s social media policy.
A number of outraged Twitter users claim to have reported the tweets to Greater Manchester Police.
It is not yet known if a police investigation has been launched.
In times like these the football family should be united. There is no place in the game for these sick comments. As football fans we all love some ‘banter’ however there is a line and this ‘fan’ quite clearly crossed it by a country mile.