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Liam Gallagher deletes tweets containing ableist slurs after England v USA match

Tom Wood

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Liam Gallagher deletes tweets containing ableist slurs after England v USA match

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.

An underwhelming England came up against a spirited young United States side in their second Group B match at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last night, with the game ending in a goalless draw.

However, during the match the former Oasis frontman shared his frustrations with England and their manager Gareth Southgate, using a number of offensive slurs for disabled people in the process.

Liam Gallagher tweeted then deleted two ableist slurs. Credit: Twitter
Liam Gallagher tweeted then deleted two ableist slurs. Credit: Twitter

“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That term we’re starred out there is a derivative of the term ‘mongoloid’ which is an outdated way of referring to people with Down’s Syndrome.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.”

England manager Gareth Southgate. Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo
England manager Gareth Southgate. Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

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 Honestly a bad game of football makes you throw out a bunch of outdated ableist slurs?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.

England's performance against the United States left a lot to be desired. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy
England's performance against the United States left a lot to be desired. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy

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.

Featured Image Credit: Katja Ogrin / Sipa US / Alamy

Topics: Liam Gallagher, Twitter, Football, Sport, World Cup

Tom Wood
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