Tweet resurfaced after Burnley’s 2-0 win over Liverpool
Burnley’s Andre Grey has come under fire on Twitter tonight after an old, homophobic Tweet of his resurfaced following his team’s 2-0 win over Liverpool today.
Grey wrote the Tweet in January 2012 in the early hours of the morning, and although it’s now been deleted, it’s been greeted with a catalogue of strong criticism from fans and other sports stars.
The full tweet, read: “Is it me or are there gays everywhere? #Burn #Die #MakesMeSick.”
The responses came in masses once the Tweet had resurfaced.
Daniel Brownsford wrote: “It’s utterly disgusting,” while user @DeadlyBelgian posted: “Expected more from a professional footballer, shocking.”
User @fishoutdolanout wrote: “What a vile and disgusting tweet,” while Alex McFadden tweeted: “u can’t say that.. you’re vile.”
Openly gay rugby referee Nigel Owens tweeted: “It’s your comments that makes decent human beings [email protected] No wonder no one can be themselves in soccer.”
Controversial boxer Tyson Fury, however, had only words of encouragement for the centre-forward, tweeting “seems the media only want to f*** up your career when u make it… don’t let these bastards mess with ya head.”
Gray deleted the tweet after the criticism began – despite the fact he had left it on his account for four years – but is yet to apologise.
A quick advanced search on Twitter also brings up a series of tweets sent from the former Brentford striker’s account, using the term “gay” in a derogatory manner.