A Rosh Hashanah tweet from Liverpool Football Club was removed after it received a barrage of antisemitic abuse online.
The club tweeted on Thursday night: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”
However, the post prompted a torrent of offensive replies, many referencing Hitler, and a few hours later the tweet was removed by the club, along with the comments.
A Liverpool spokesperson said: “Due to a number of offensive comments that were attached to a tweet on the official LFC twitter account, the tweet and comments have since been removed from the account.”
Kick It Out, Football’s inclusion and equality organisation, received a number of complaints and contacted Liverpool. However, the football club acted independently in removing the messages.
A spokesperson for Kick It Out told the Guardian: “It is encouraging that a football club recognises these holidays and religious landmarks – Liverpool did the same for Ramadan – but extremely sad when a club does that in a proactive manner and gets these responses..."Sad," is it? I wouldn't say it's "sad" so much as it is entirely predictable. What do you expect when, in the name of the fatuous doctrine of multiculturalism, you allow millions of Ramadan-celebrating, soccer-loving, Zion-loathing hooligans to come live in your land?