Mason Holgate, Everton defender has deleted his Twitter account after being accused of making a number of homophobic posts.
On Friday night, Holgate was in the headlines after being involved in an incident with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, who has been accused on making a racist slurtowards Holgate after an exchange in the FA Cup tie between the two clubs.
However, according to The Sun, the 21-year-old has decided to delete his Twitter account after social media users allegedly discovered homophobic posts made from his account.
The report highlights three posts – two which were made in 2012 and another in 2013 – which were sent to people known to Holgate.
Everton are said to be assessing Holgate’s decision to delete his account, with the player now a regular first-team member at the Merseyside club.