A footballer who retweeted an offensive comment about fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster has been sacked by his club.

Gresford Athletic said it had "severed all ties" with Jonny Taylor, saying it neither condoned nor supported his comments.

The original tweet, from @gared_taylor10, questioned how fans could not have been found to be in part to blame for the events of April 15, 1989, when 96 fans died during the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday. Johnny Taylor, @jonnyJTwxm

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The comments were made in the hours immediately after an inquest jury totally exonerated fans of any blame for the tragedy, and laid the blame at the door of police and emergency services.

A statement from Gresford Athletic said: "Gresford Athletic Football Club announcement concerning comments made yesterday in relation to the tragic Hillsborough disaster via social media Gresford Athletic Football Club make this announcement concerning comments made yesterday in relation to the tragic Hillsborough disaster via social media by Jonny Taylor a registered player of the Club.

"We can confirm that as a result of the comments Gresford Athletic have severed all ties with the individual concerned. We do not in any way condone any of the views expressed by this individual and most definitely do not support them. We are a family club with exceptionally good values and wish to take this opportunity to distance ourselves from the offensive comments made by this individual.

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"Finally, we offer our continued condolences to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones at Hillsborough. #JFT96 "

Taylor has since un-retweeted the initial offensive comment, and tweeted that he hadn't intended to upset anyone.

He said: "Just to reiterate what I've already said, the tweet I shared and posted was NOT to upset anyone at all! Sorry if I did but deffo wasn't meant."