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Savills fires employee who allegedly sent racist tweet

Julia Hatmaker

The global real estate firm fittingly made the announcement on Twitter and said that Greater Manchester Police Force investigations were continuing into the matter.

“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,” the Twitter statement read. “We understand that Greater Manchester Police Force investigations continue and are therefore unable to comment further at this time.”

Savills had suspended the employee within hours of being alerted to the tweet on 12 July. The tweet in question came from the @bone_andrew Twitter account. A person sharing the same name as the Twitter account was an employee at Savills’ Manchester offices as of July.

“Savills abhors and has zero-tolerance to any form of racism and racial discrimination and is appalled by the racist comments in these tweets,” the company said in July.

Savills later said that the individual in question had claimed their account had been hacked.

Later Greater Manchester Police confirmed to Place North West that it had received complaints about the post, which was made in the aftermath of the Euro 2020 final. Police said that the matter was being sent to the United Kingdom Football Policing Unit, part of the Home Office. At the time, GMP said that the matter could be referred back to them if further investigation was required.

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