Liam Gallagher has been heavily criticised after he wrote and then deleted a number of tweets using ableist language during the England vs USA match last night.
“Gareth Southgate you absolute m*** you play Phil Foden,” Gallagher tweeted.
That term we’re starred out there is a derivative of the term ‘mongoloid’ which is an outdated way of referring to people with Down’s Syndrome.
Then, later on in the match, he tweeted: “F*** you woke sp*stics”.
Sp*stic is – again – a term that is now considered defunct but used to be used to refer to people with cerebral palsy.
Later on, in seeming reference to England and Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold, he wrote: “Even that scouse div with the s*** dreds get him on.”
After that, all of the offensive tweets were deleted, but not before people online screenshotted them and shared their displeasure at the Manchester City fan’s outbursts.
Sharing a picture of his comments, one person tweeted: “Liam Gallagher and the language he thinks is acceptable.”
Another said: “Delete this Liam. It’s an ableist comment against disabled people.”
In the end – as we’ve said – he did.
A third wrote: “What's with the self destruct button? Honestly a bad game of football makes you throw out a bunch of outdated ableist slurs?
“If it's woke thinking disabilities aren't funny then sign me up.”
Liam has yet to respond publicly to the comments, but LADbible has contacted a representative for comment.
In the end, last night’s England game was a bit of an eye-opener for fans who believed they’d breeze through the group after a 6-2 opening win against Iran.
The USA provided stern opposition and can even feel slightly aggrieved not to have taken all three points in a game they dominated for long periods.
Despite that, England remain in a good place within the group and are all but mathematically certain to take a place in the second round of the tournament.
Avoiding defeat against Wales on Tuesday will guarantee them a last-16 place, but there is much to improve on after a lacklustre display last night left more questions than answers about how England must proceed through this unusual tournament.
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