A football club has sacked a first team player for allegedly making “revolting and repugnant remarks” on Tinder.
Buckley Town FC said the unnamed footballer had been “dismissed” after it was made aware of the incident on Saturday.
The Welsh semi-professional side said the alleged comment went against everything it stood for.
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.
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The original message was posted on Twitter along with the caption: “Lovely message to wake up to from [redacted] this morning x.”
It has since been ‘liked’ and retweeted nearly 40,000 times.
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.
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“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 club, which plays in the JD Cymru North, has been praised online for its swift action.
One person said: “Absolutely correct response. Bravo, Buckley. Zero tolerance to sexual harassment.”
Another added: “Well done for such a swift and decisive response.
“Things will not change until consequences for this type of behaviour are implemented the way your organisation has.”
The JD Cymru North also issued a statement, reports the BBC, 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.