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Ryanair tweet calls French team 'cheating b**tards'
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Ryanair tweet calls French team 'cheating b**tards'

The Local · 8 Jul 2016, 09:05

Published: 08 Jul 2016 09:05 GMT+02:00

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Whoever is in charge of Ryanair’s Twitter account (if they are still in charge) could not join in the celebrations on Thursday night when France beat Germany.

Just after France had been awarded a penalty for the handball against Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ryanair’s Twitter account fired out an angry reaction.


“Wait a minute, so they know what a handball is in France? #Neverforget. #CheatingBastards,” read the tweet.

The tweet was accompanied by a photo of the infamous handball by Thierry Henry which helped France qualify for the 2010 World Cup at the expense of Ryanair’s home country Ireland.

The tweet was quickly deleted and was followed by a tweet by the company advertising for a job as “Head of Social Media”.

It’s not clear whether it was a joke or the result of instant sacking.

Ryanair has hardly been the most supportive of the French team during Euro 2016, which appears to be motivated by the company’s longstanding frustration with the number of times French air traffic controllers go on strike.

On Thursday it tweeted out a message of support for Germany joking that with the number of goals they had scored, the Germans were “better strikers”.

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