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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Blackpool delete Twitter account after calling fan an 'a******* w*****'

A general view of Bloomfield Road, home of Blackpool.
A general view of Bloomfield Road, home of Blackpool.

Blackpool have deleted one of their official Twitter accounts after a fan was called "a***hole w*****".

The tweet was sent from the club's official account, @CommercialBFC, set up to update fans on the Seasiders' PR and commerical activities.

However the club were forced to delete the account when a - now former - employee became locked in an angry Twitter exchange with a fan.


The row erupted when one fan offered to donate £20 to Gary Parkinson foundation if the Bloomfield Road pitch was in a suitable condition for the club's first game of the League One season.

The state of the Seasiders' playing surface has been much maligned in recent years, with criticism peaking after the stadium hosted a Neil Diamond concert.

After a couple of exchanges in which the fan reluctantly agreed to pledge money to the foundation, @CommercialBFC tweeted: 'Back track, typical a******* w******', before proceeding to argue at length with other fans about the state of the club.

In an official statement released on the club's website, Blackpool said "The club has been made aware of comments emanating from a Twitter account overnight that has previously advertised commercial opportunities.

"This account has not been utilised for promotional purposes by the club for some time and is not accessible to any current employees.

"The club does not condone the views expressed and has since had this account removed."

Just 7,000 Blackpool fans were in attendance at Bloomfield Road to see their side succumb 2-0 to Rochdale on Saturday afternoon.

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