A Manchester State agent has suspended an employee for investigating indecent racist tweets published following England’s defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
Seoul, based in Booth Street in the heart of the city, has sent a crew member to investigate.
But in a statement, he said the employee said his account had been hacked.
These posts were created after 11pm yesterday (Sunday). They were allegedly made by a crew member.
One cited three England players and the other cited domestic violence after the Lions’ defeat.
The company has launched an internal investigation.
“Sales confirms that a staff member linked to the racist comments on Twitter claimed that his account had been taken over by a third party and that the matter was being investigated by the Greater Manchester Police.” Being handed over.
“Seoul has acted swiftly and has confirmed that the findings of this investigation have led to the suspension of the pending person from duty, which is being promoted as a priority. There is a zero tolerance policy on any kind of racial abuse or discrimination. “
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police confirmed that they had received complaints about the post.
The force said: “The GMP received complaints about a social media post following the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley yesterday (July 11).
“The UK Football Policing Unit and The Metropolitan Police are cooperating with reports from across the UK and then the relevant forces will be assigned for further investigation if needed.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments towards footballers since the Euro 2020 final. This abuse is totally unacceptable, will not be tolerated and It will be investigated. “
In an earlier statement, the company said: “Sales is committed to eliminating disparities and promoting diversity in our workforce. This unacceptable incident will be fully investigated.”
In another statement later this morning, the company said: “Hate any form of racism and racism and have zero tolerance and are shocked by the racist comments in these tweets. Is investigating and will take appropriate action. “
Address to Manchester Evening News “We’ve been alerted to these amazing tweets and we’re amazed at what we’ve seen,” said James Evans, head of the firm’s office.
Asked if any of the staff members have been suspended as a result of the tweets, he said: “We have to go through a proper procedure. We have to do it the right way.”
MEN believes that the staff member under investigation is from Greater Manchester.
The Football Association issued a statement saying that a number of England players had been subjected to racist abuse on social media after Italy suffered a fine.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bokayo Saka all lost by chance on Sunday night as England lost 3-2 on penalties.
His social media pages were targeted by racist comments, while a wall in Rashford, Washington, was damaged by graffiti.
The FA issued a statement condemning the “disgusting treatment”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson also condemned the racist abuse in a tweet: “This England team deserves to be praised as a hero, not racially abused on social media. Responsible for this horrific abuse.” Dars should be ashamed of themselves. “
A spokesman for the FA said: “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is shocked by the online racism that has targeted some of our England players on social media.
“We can’t make it clear that no one is welcome behind such abusive behavior in following the team,” he said. We will do our best to support the affected players while urging that those responsible be punished severely.
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“We will continue to make every effort to eliminate discrimination from the sport, but we urge the government to act quickly and enact appropriate legislation to get the real consequences of this abuse,” he said.
“Social media companies need to take steps to ban abuses from their platforms and take accountability and action, gathering evidence to sue their platforms for such abominable exploitation.” And can help. “