Man fired for racially abusing Saha on Twitter
Published 14:26 10/01/12 By MirrorFootball
A man who played an offensive prank on his Everton-supporting colleague by using his Twitter account to racially abuse Everton striker Louis Saha has been sacked from his job.
Saha was appalled when he received the message, calling him a "f****** n*****", in the aftermath of last week's loss to Fulham.
Everton then matched the sender's username to their season ticket list, and contacted the employers of Blues supporter Callum Gardner.
But an investigation backed Mr Gardner's claim that fellow workmate had sent the message while he was away from his phone. The offender was suspended and now has been sacked.
Saha Tweeted today: "A investigation has been done. We can clear @gardner_efc for a racist tweet who has been send from his account but without his authorisation."