Alfie Evans Troll Sacked From Job Over Controversial Facebook Comments
A man who made controversial online comments in the wake of the death of toddler Alfie Evans has been sacked from his job, the Mirror reports, having been frogmarched from his place of work.
The warehouse worker, who has not been named, had made cruel comments about Alfie on a 'dark humour' Facebook group.
Shocked social media users then shared what he wrote, which prompted the man's employer to take action.
iForce, the company that he worked for, claimed that as soon as it established what had happened, the man was frogmarched off the premises and suspended.
He has since been sacked for gross misconduct.
A company spokesman said: "We would like to thank the members of the public who contacted us about the disturbing Facebook posts referring to the sad passing of Alfie Evans.
"We can confirm that the individual involved in the Facebook postings is no longer an iForce employee. We immediately contacted the police regarding the issue.
"The comments posted on Facebook are obviously not shared by iForce or any of our employees.
"We would like to take the opportunity to send our sincerest condolences to Alfie's family at this very sad time."
The 23-month-old toddler - who had been at the centre of a high profile legal battle - died in the early hours of Saturday morning, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn.
His father, Tom Evans, posted to Facebook to say that he was 'heartbroken'.
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Doctors had removed Alfie's life-support following a High Court judge's ruling on Monday but he continued to live.
His parents said that the youngster had defied doctors' expectations and they took their case to the Court of Appeal, but the application to take him abroad was rejected.
Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, had fought to take their son to a foreign hospital for treatment for a degenerative medical condition, as reported by ITV.
Speaking outside Alder Hey Hospital, Tom said: "We got rejected yesterday to go to Italy unfortunately. We could take it further but would that be the right thing to do, would there be more criticism?"
Tom added that their lives had been 'turned upside down' by the 'intense focus' his case had received.
The Mirror reports that the woman who initiated the controversial discussion hit back at critics by saying: "It's a dark humour page d***heads. Don't like it don't join it hahaha."
Another man, who had started the thread mocking Alfie's death, reportedly made a public apology on Facebook for any offence cause, writing: "Last night I made a mistake and posted something on a group I shouldn't have.
"I regret that and extend my deepest sympathies and condolence to the persons involved.
"I apologise to anyone who took offence to the post. It was taken way out of hand."
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