A Chelsea fan has been sacked from his position as law firm partner after calling Liverpool supporters “Scouse scum” following the champions’ 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge in October.
Clive O’Connell, who was described on firm Goldberg Segalla’s website as “one of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance professionals”, was filmed reacting to the defeat by Neek Sports.
He said when asked about Jose Mourinho’s future at Chelsea, he said: “Even those scum Scouse people, those nasty, horrible people, know that Mourinho is the best manager in the world – they’re scared.”
The clip, published on the same day of the game, quickly went viral, with O’Connell later apologising for his language, telling the Evening Standard: “I was very disappointed in the aftermath of Saturday’s game.
“I let my emotions get the better of me. I clearly regret this and any offence that I may have caused by my hot headed and regrettable reaction, which was inappropriate whether or not caught on camera.”
But O’Connell has now had his contract terminated by the lawyer firm… via a video on YouTube.
“Clive O’Connell’s comments are entirely inconsistent with our ethos,” managing partner Rick Cohen said. “His words are offensive, plain and simple.
“His conduct doesn’t rise to the standard to which we hold ourselves and for these reasons we have terminated our partnership with Mr O’Connell, effective immediately.
“We are extremely proud of the respectful and giving culture that we worked hard to build.”