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Manchester United suspend European scout over racially motivated comments

2.28K   //    15 Jan 2015, 12:18 IST
Aakjaer used Facebook to post the racial slurs

Manchester United have sacked a member of their European scouting network, thanks to a racial slur scandal, which has managed to reach the top of the club’s hierarchy. The matter is being investigated into further by the authorities.

According to reports, a club spokesman confirmed that Torben Aakjaer’s contract had been suspended after he posted racially motivated comments on social networking website, Facebook.

Aakjaer described a mosque as a “conspiracy potential prayer-shop.” One of his posts also asked Denmark to close its borders and added, “put extra personnel on every crossover and exit so all that eastern European s*** can be kept out.”

The Copenhagen-based scout has been affiliated with Manchester United, since 2011. He is also a regular visitor to Old Trafford, to discuss potential signings.

Aakjaer’s Facebook account contained graphic images backing Danish right wing outfit, Folkeparti’s views on border control. He posted an image of six pigs with a caption: “It’s time to deploy our secret weapon against Islamists.”

One post shows Aakjaer taking pleasure from a newspaper clipping, in which someone is pouring water over a beggar’s head. In another post about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, he mentioned that he wants all the other Muslims thrown out of France and Denmark to follow suit.  

He went on to confirm that the account was his but said that he never used any derogatory words or racial slurs.

The scout claims that someone might have hacked into his account and made those posts. When asked about the mosque incident, he stated,” If just a single krone of public money is invested in this nonsense they better do as they are told. Or else you simply have to close down this conspiracy-potential prayer-shop.”

For a club that was a victim of racial abuse, during Patrice Evra’s tenure, it was only logical to nip the problem in the bud.

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