Council worker fired after tweeting Hillsborough abuse at Liverpool fans
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Legal
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A council gardener has been fired after tweeting abusive messages about the Hillsborough disaster.
Mark Lewis wrote the message on Twitter moments after Liverpool FC's 3-2 defeat of Manchester City on Sunday.
Lewis tweeted: “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 *****.”
After being picked up by other users on the social media network, Lewis closed his account.
The Manchester City fan has since been dismissed by Bury Council, where he worked as a temporary gardener.
In a statement, the local authority tweeted: “We deplore Mr Lewis’s Twitter comments and share your concerns. He is no longer engaged as a casual worker with Bury Council.”
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. A special event at Anfield will pay its respects by holding a memorial service to remember the 96 men, women and children who lost their lives on April 15, 1989.