Man Fired Over Offensive Hillsborough Comments

17 June 2014, 11:21

A worker has been sacked after writing offensive comments about the Hillsborough disaster on a Wikipedia page.

A junior administrator has been identified as being behind posts in 2012 and fired for gross misconduct.

The 24-year-old, born in London but based in Liverpool, changed the phrase "You'll never walk alone", the anthem of Liverpool FC, to read: "You'll never walk again."

He was tracked down through his social media history and work records.

The investigation had been unable to identify the source of other abusive edits - which began on the 20th anniversary of the 1989 tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans died.

In one instance "Blame Liverpool fans" was anonymously added to the Hillsborough section of the online Encyclopedia.