Man Utd sack scout for posting offensive messages

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London, Jan 15 (IANS) English football club Manchester United have sacked one of their European scouts for posting racially offensive comments on social networking site Facebook.

According to Daily Mail, Torben Aakjaer posted several anti-immigration messages.

The 32-year-old Dane, in his comments, supported Denmark closing its borders and putting “extra personnel on every crossover and exit so all that eastern Europe dirt and s**t can be kept out” and a photograph of six pigs with a caption: “It’s time to deploy our secret weapons against Islamists.”

“The club received the evidence, launched an immediate investigation into the matter and has terminated our association with Aakjaer. Manchester United is an inclusive organisation and will not tolerate this sort of behaviour,” a statement from Old Trafford said.

However, the English tabloid reported that the Dane was not a permanent United staff member and was used on a casual basis to scout young players for the club’s academy rather than the first team.

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