Troll who made cruel comments about Alfie Evans marched out of work and sacked
Alfie's supporters, calling themselves "Alfie's Army", shared what he wrote, which prompted the man's employer to take action
The internet is a cruel place where feelings tend to take a backseat. Following the death of Alfie Evans on Saturday (April 28) after a long battle with a degenerative brain disease, an internet troll took to social media to pass make some cruel comments about Alfie on a 'dark humour' Facebook group.
According to Mirror, the comment cost him his job once the bosses at logistics got to know about it and later, contacted the police. The man, who has not been named, took to Facebook and wrote some vile comments in a "dark humor" group. People were surprised and shocked to see the comments which led them to share the comment which ultimately came to the attention of the man's bosses.
A spokesman for iForce claimed that as soon as the authorities got to know about the comments they wasted no time in taking action and the man was frogmarched off the premises and suspended. He has been fired from the retail logistics and supply chain management firm for 'gross misconduct'.
The company thanked the people who brought the issue to their attention. "We would like to thank the members of the public who contacted us about the disturbing Facebook posts referring to the sad passing of Alfie Evans," they said in a statement.
"We can confirm that the individual involved in the Facebook postings is no longer an iForce employee. We immediately contacted the police regarding the issue. The comments posted on Facebook are obviously not shared by iForce or any of our employees." The company showed their support towards the grieving family as the statement further read, "We would like to take the opportunity to send our sincerest condolences to Alfie’s family at this very sad time."
This comes even after the employees of the company have been told that what they say on social media "is a permanent record, so don't say anything online that you wouldn't feel comfortable saying in person". Several Alfie supports tried to track down where the guy lived and criticized him for his vile comments.