The latest Gallagher-related mishap comes from younger brother Liam. On Wednesday, the former Oasis member sent out a since-deleted homophobic tweet referring to the violence between England and Russia’s fanbases following their Euro 2016 soccer match.
“Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy muscles ha ha I’d be more worried bout getting me arse pinched. LG.,” said the tweet. “Batty boy” is a homophobic slur originating from the Caribbean. The tweet is especially troubling since it comes after the Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead.
@liamgallagher Batty boy?!? Seriously?? After last weekend??!! Ignorant homophobic little man.
— Andy Thompson (@andybitesdog) June 16, 2016
Gallagher tweeted an apology this morning following the resulting Twitter outrage (RKID refers to Noel).
If I’ve upset anybody with my tweets I apologise that includes you RKID as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 16, 2016