Liverpool FC, the prestigious English Premier League soccer team with a worldwide following of supporters that numbers in the millions, deleted a tweet wishing its Jewish fans a happy new year on Thursday after the salutation elicited a torrent of anti-Semitic posts from other Twitter users.
“Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah,” the tweet read. A few hours later, the tweet was removed after the anti-Semitic abuse ensued. The story was originally reported by The Guardian.