THE CHEF at a hotel made famous by Celtic has described Hoops fans as “scum” and said they should be “shipped off to a muslim country”.
The £115-a-night Seamill Hydro, North Ayrshire, has publicly apologised for what it described as a “disgusting, offensive and entirely unacceptable post”.
Rangers fan Scott Mcqueen is now facing disciplinary proceedings following his vile outburst on Twitter.
His hugely offensive tweet read: “These scum Celtic fans don’t know what they are.
“Should be round up like cattle and shipped off to a muslim country. C***s. FTP [F*** the Pope].”
Mr Mcqueen’s current Twitter profile is now private although his cover photo is of the Rangers fans’ display at the recent Old Firm game.
The hotel, which was described by Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox as the “best hotel in the world for footballers,” posted their own response on Twitter last night after users brought the sick tweet to their attention.
The four-part response read: “Thank you to all who have brought a personal post from an employee to our attention, it is disgusting, offensive and entirely unacceptable.
“Seamill Hydro has been serving Scotland for generations and the views expressed by an individual do not reflect those of the 200+ employees.
“This matter is now under investigation subject to our disciplinary procedures and no comment on individual cases can be made.
“Seamill Hydro would like to offer an unreserved apology for the obvious offence caused by the personal post of an individual employee.”
Mr Mcqueen’s tweet appears to have been posted in August but somehow went unnoticed by his employers until angry Twitter users pointed out that he was still working at the hotel.
@CJMarkey asked: “Do Celtic still use the Seamill Hydro for their players? Hope not with him cooking their food.”
@bbrown commented: “He’s vile. Think they should have checked his references before employing him.”
@Stephen4_2: said: “Kind of ironic given that Celtic have used it regularly for 40 years.”
And @WallaceHoops added: “I would like to think they will do the right thing and sack him but we will never know the outcome.”
Seamill Hydro was used regularly by Celtic’s 1967 European Cup winning side, where players from that era played 5-a-side matches on grass outside the hotel.
Bobby Lennox described Celtic as “one big happy family” when they were at Seamill and claims the atmosphere forged at the hotel helped develop the team spirit that would see them become the first British side to life the European Cup.
It is currently undergoing a £4 million investment which the owners say will return the hotel “to its former glory as one of Scotland’s finest hotels.”
Their website also states: “Seamill Hydro enjoys the continued dedication and hard work of over 180 members of staff who are all a credit to the hotel and work together to provide the warm and friendly service and high standards for which we are known.”
Steven Sweeney, part of the family who own Seamill Hydro, said: “A member of staff has tweeted his personal comments which are not the views of the Seamill Hotel.
“The member of staff has been suspended and the matter is being investigated. Potential disciplinary action will then be taken.
“We’re a family run hotel with family values and have been for 25 years.”