Buckley Town football player sacked after 'sending revolting messages on Tinder referencing rape'
A BUCKLEY Town football player has been sacked after allegedly "sending revolting messages on Tinder referencing rape."
The football club said the unnamed player had been "dismissed" after it was made aware of the "utterly unacceptable" alleged comments on Saturday.
The alleged comment on the dating app went against everything the Welsh semi-professional football club stood for, it said.
Screenshots of a message a women claims to have been sent by one of the club's players were first aired on social media.
The comment is alleged to have made a reference to rape.
The original message was posted on Twitter along with the caption: "Lovely message to wake up to from [redacted] this morning x."
Buckley Town FC have since confirmed that the player has been dismissed, adding that the club was "shaken and disgusted" by the remarks.
The club's full statement, posted on social media, said: "Earlier today we were made aware of remarks made overnight by one of our first team players on a dating platform.
"The player concerned has been dismissed and his registration with the club has been cancelled with immediate effect.
"These remarks are abhorrent and go against everything we stand for as a club.
"We are committed to expanding and supporting female football as a tight-knit group, we are shaken and disgusted by these revolting and repugnant remarks.
"We would like to apologise to anyone who has been affected by this player's remarks, which we, like any right-minded person, find totally and utterly unacceptable."
The JD Cymru North also issued a statement saying it had been "made aware of alleged comments" on social media involving a registered player.
It added that an investigation had been launched and the message had been reported to the Football Association of Wales.
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