An image that was posted on Facebook after Watford’s Premier League fixture against Liverpool is being investigated by police.
The offensive picture mocked up Troy Deeney celebrating in front of Liverpool fans being crushed during the Hillsborough disaster.
A statement from Hertfordshire Police read: “Hertfordshire Constabulary is investigating an incident of malicious communications, where an offensive image referencing the Hillsborough disaster was reportedly posted on a football-related social media site, following the Watford v Liverpool match at Vicarage Road on Saturday, February 29.
“Officers have launched an investigation and are conducting extensive enquiries, as well as working in close partnership with Watford FC.
“If you have any information about this incident, please contact police quoting crime reference 41/19384/20.
ℹ️ #watfordfc thanks fans of the Hornets & @LFC for their help in highlighting offensive material posted to social media. Through our We Campaign, we’ve quickly highlighted all relevant info to @HertsPolice Hate Crime Unit and they are now investigating the matter.#BuzzOff pic.twitter.com/7Od7Z6CdsY
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) March 2, 2020