The mother of Liverpool footballer Paul Konchesky has sparked fury by calling fans of the Merseyside club “scouse scum” in an expletive ridden Facebook rant.
Writing on the popular social networking website, Carol Konchesky also labelled England’s most successful football club “s**t”.
The comments were made at 3.54am on November 14 following Liverpool’s defeat to Stoke but went viral today through micro-blogging website Twitter.
For much of the morning the word “Konchesky” was one of the top trending phrases on Twitter.
Mrs Konchesky’s controversial wall post will undoubtedly stir things up for her 29-year-old son, who has struggled in a Liverpool team making their worst ever start to a Premiership campaign.
The defender joined Liverpool from Fulham at the start of the season, following Roy Hodgson from Craven Cottage to Anfield. He is expected to face his former club this weekend.
Carol Konchesky has since deleted her Facebook profile, but her wall post has infuriated Liverpool fans and Liverpudlians who took to Twitter and football forums to show their displeasure.
One fan wrote on the This is Anfield forum: “It’s one thing supporting your son but it’s quite another to attack the supporters of the team he is playing for. How thick is she really?
“However, I do hope we don’t blame Paul this – it’s not his fault his mother’s a complete idiot. I’d rather him warm the bench in peace.”
A Liverpool spokesman said: “The comments have since been removed. Although they were inappropriate, this is a private matter”