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Controversial former football pundit Matt Le Tissier has once again caused outrage on social media after sharing an image appearing to compare the plight of the holocaust to the present day situation of wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Le Tissier, who was recently sacked from his position at Sky Sports as a long-serving TV pundit on popular football show Soccer Saturday, has remained outspoken on several contentious issues throughout the year.  

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Le Tissier re-shared an image which had been posted by a user in response to a video showing a police officer challenging a member of the public on a train about the failure to wear a protective mask.

The outspoken Matt Le Tissier has once again caused a huge storm online due to his views

The outspoken Matt Le Tissier has once again caused a huge storm online due to his views

The post showed an image of Anne Frank, along with a caption regarding her treatment

The post showed an image of Anne Frank, along with a caption regarding her treatment

The image used showed holocaust victim Anne Frank, with words above which read: 'The people who hid Anne Frank were breaking the law. The people who killed her were following it.'

Le Tissier re-shared the image on his personal Twitter account and added: 'Remember this.'

A huge backlash immediately followed, with Twitter users giving Le Tissier a piece of their mind and strongly condemning his actions.

Le Tissier did not delete the post, but appeared to quickly backtrack on its intended meaning.

Following up, Le Tissier wrote: 'This appears to have got a lot of bots and tweeting me about about masks! Yet I've just checked again and still I find no reference to masks anywhere in the original tweet!.'

As the critcism poured in Le Tissier attempted to point out he had not mentioned masks

As the critcism poured in Le Tissier attempted to point out he had not mentioned masks

When challenged about the Holocaust reference, Le Tissier replied with laughing faces

When challenged about the Holocaust reference, Le Tissier replied with laughing faces

When pointed out by one user that the reference to the wearing of face masks had been inferred by the original post, which was posted under the video of the train altercation, Le Tisser doubled down and responded: 'No mention of masks from me or the quote. So some leap.'

Another direct response to Le Tissier read: 'Perhaps you're being ignorant rather than deliberately offensive but please don't invoke the Holocaust to support your crackpot views about masks.

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