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Police probe sick MH17 online posts.

A VILE online post about MH17 victims Liam Sweeney and John Alder is being probed by police.

Officers have been told of the abusive messages posted on Facebook on Wednesday night by a supposed Sunderland fan and are now trying to trace the evil troll behind them.

The horrific post left on the Newcastle United Banter Page calls Geordies 'scumbags' before making offensive references to the plane crash last month, which left Toon supporters John and Liam dead.

And today, as Northumbria Police probe the abuse, both Newcastle United and Sunderland fans have reacted with anger.

The page's administrator, Angelina Edwards, 26, who promptly banned the troll said: "He was banned as soon as I saw his sick comments" Black Cats supporter Niall Entree apologised on behalf of other Wearsiders. He wrote: "He does not speak on behalf of us Mackems."

Ryan Prince added: "We apologise. He is an absolute embarrassment, not just to himself, but his family as well, so from all of us at SAFC, we apologise for that sick human being's comment. Banter is banter, but no need for that at all."

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said the force had been made aware of the comment and inquiries are under way.

Liam, 28, from Westerhope, and John, 62, of Deckham, Gateshead, were travelling to New Zealand to watch Newcastle United in their preseason tour when their flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 8, 2014
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