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Former Oldham player Anthony Gerrard facing FA investigation for “racist joke”

It has been revealed that Anthony Gerrard’s sacking by Oldham Athletic was due to the player posting a racist joke in a players’ WhatsApp group according to reports.

He was dismissed last month before going on to join League Two rivals Carlisle United, with the Latics saying they got rid of him for “gross misconduct arising from certain social media posts which brought the club into disrepute”.

According to the Mirror, the club became aware that Gerrard allegedly posted a joke about Ramadan on that players’ group, so they cut ties with him with 12 months left on his contract.

He chose not to appeal Oldham’s decision and at the time, he tweeted: “I think everyone has heard the new regarding myself and OAFC, when I feel the time is right I’ll give my thoughts on it ALL! Can’t wait to get back playing with Carlisle and looking for too the challenge ahead.”

Now the player is being investigated by the Football Association, with Oldham declining to comment further on the incident.


After more details came out about Anthony Gerrard, football fans quickly took to the player’s Twitter account, others gave their reaction on the news that came to light – check out that reaction on the next page.


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