Derby County fan banned for Billy Sharp ‘dead son’ tweet – BBC News

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Image caption Billy Sharp and Jade Fair set up the LJS Foundation in reminiscence of their son Luey Jacob Sharp

Derby County FC has entrust a lifetime boycott to a follower who affixed “abusive” tweets about the death of Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp’s son.

The boy, Luey Jacob, was bear with his intestines outside his figure – known as gastroschisis – and croaked merely 2 day after his delivery in 2011.

Derby County representatives tracked down the devotee and interviewed him.

He has since deleted the tweets and the association said he had apologised to them for what he did.

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Image caption The tweets came to the attention of Billy Sharp, who transported an answer to Jordan Byrne

The tweets were affixed after Derby County toy Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

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The fan, called Jordan Byrne on Twitter, retweeted a sense from the official Derby County Twitter feed about Sharp tallying a aim, but computed the words “Dead son”.

A friend then asked him: “Everything okay at home Bernie? x”

He responded by saying: “Billy Sharp’s son is dead x”

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Image caption Billy Sharp and his partner Jade Fair have since had two other children, including babe Leo, shown here in January 2013

The tweets came to the attention of Sharp and his partner Jade Fair, who both tweeted about it.

The couple previously set up the LJS Foundation to raise awareness of gastroschisis and money for research.

Derby County said in a statement: “While he apologised for his actions, Derby County stand firm that behaviour of this nature is entirely unacceptable and necessary strong action.

“Derby County condemn all forms of abuse and will act quickly to punish anybody who is responsible for this type of grossly offensive behaviour.”

The lifetime ban avoids the love from attending any Derby County activities, residence and apart, with immediate effect.

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