Warning: this article contains offensive language
Burnley striker Andre Gray has been criticised after homophobic posts from his Twitter account were shared on social media.
One tweet from the 25-year-old Premier League player’s account appeared to condone killing gay people.
The tweets date from 2012 – when the Premier League striker was playing for non-league Hinckley United.
The posts, which also contained offensive terms, were deleted on Saturday, soon after coming to light.
The tweets have led to thousands of social media users condemning the player.
One of Gray’s tweets read: “Is it me or are there gays everywhere? #Burn #Die #Makesmesick”.
The tweets were highlighted on the day Gray scored his first Premier League goal, helping Burnley to a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Turf Moor.
And it comes just a month after the player criticised two Burnley fans for racism during a pre-season friendly.
Both the club and the player are yet to respond.