Savills sacks man who racially abused England players on Twitter during Euros
The post from the 37-year-old's Twitter account branded the players the N word and claimed they had "ruined it for us"
A suspended estate agent from Manchester has been sacked following the controversy surrounding racist tweets he made about England players during the Euros.
Andrew Bone handed himself into police following the incident that quickly went viral back in July and Savills, his employer, quickly made a statement on their social media.
He was then arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act.
The post from the 37-year-old’s Twitter account branded the players the N word and claimed they had “ruined it for us” after the agonising loss to Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final.
It has been confirmed by The Sun today that estate agents Savills has now sacked Bone from his job as a commercial building manager – more than a month after his arrest.
The company said: “We can confirm that following a period of suspension, the contract of an employee alleged to have sent a racist tweet from a personal social media account post the Euro 2020 Final has been terminated and the employee has left the business.
“We understand that Greater Manchester Police force investigations continue and are therefore unable to comment further at this time.”
Police officers were quick to obtain a search warrant for his home in Manchester, where they seized his laptop and conducted a thorough search of the property.
Bone and his family claimed, after the incident, that his account was hacked and that it wasn’t him who made the tweet. They also said that they’d reported this to police.
His account was deleted immediately after the tweet started to gain traction on social media and his family stated that he was “not racist”.