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Fans slam Liverpool supporter for calling Muslims praying a ‘disgrace’

Shortly after posting the picture, Dodd was accused of being a ‘bigot’ and an ‘idiot’ on the social media platform

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A supporter of Liverpool FC sparked fury online after he described two Muslims praying at half-time as a “disgrace,” UK’s Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

Stephen Dodd posted the picture of the duo during Liverpool’s game against Blackburn Rovers with the caption: “Muslims praying at half-time of the match yesterday #DISGRACE.”

Shortly after posting the picture, Dodd was accused of being a “bigot” and an “idiot” on the social media platform.

“Disgrace? Why? What is so disgraceful? Idiot,” @RyanMcTrippy wrote.

Reacting to the picture, one Twitter user wrote: “How is that disgraceful in the slightest?” While another user said “only thing wrong here is that you support Liverpool.”

Meanwhile, some Twitter users pointed to the fact that Liverpool has two Muslim players within its squad, Emre Can and Kolo Toure.

“Is this a joke? What did these guys do to harm anyone? You realise Can and Toure are Muslims,” @marz05 said.

The image was reportedly taken at Anfield Stadium during the Reds’ quarterfinal goalless draw with the Blackburn Rovers last Sunday.