Gerrard was sacked by Oldham after ‘posting racist joke in WhatsApp group’


first_imgAnthony Gerrard was sacked by Oldham Athletic for making a racist joke, it has been reported.The 32-year-old defender had his contract terminated by the League Two club last month. 1 In a statement, the Latics said he been shown the door due to “gross misconduct arising from certain social media posts which brought the club into disrepute”.Gerrard, who is the cousin of Liverpool legend and current Rangers manager Steve, has since joined another League Two side, Carlisle United.Now it has emerged that his departure from Oldham was down to a racist post made by Gerrard in a players’ WhatsApp group, according to the Daily Mirror.The Mirror’s report claims Gerrard “posted a tasteless joke about the Islamic holy period of Ramadan” on the group and the Football Association are investigating.Liverpool-born Gerrard did not appeal against his sacking and signed a short-term deal with Carlisle at the start of August.Having begun his career at Everton, Gerrard has gone on to make almost 500 appearances in the Football League, with his previous clubs including Walsall, Cardiff, Huddersfield and Shrewsbury.center_img Anthony Gerrard spent three years at Oldham before being sacked last_img

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