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Wasim Haq, who was appointed to the LTA Council in March 21 to help promote diversity and inclusion within the sport, has been axed after claiming in a social media post - since deleted - over the weekend that 'Adolf Hitler would be proud of Benjamin Netanyahu' amid Israel's ongoing military action in Gaza.
An LTA statement read: 'The LTA Board considered this matter today and agreed that the tweet posted by Wasim Haq on 11 November was unacceptable and in no way reflects the LTA's position or values.
'Therefore the Board have agreed that Wasim Haq will be removed from his role as an independent councillor with immediate effect.'
Haq, whose X - formerly Twitter - bio says he also serves on the board of England Golf and the Football Association Council, apologised for his initial post on Sunday.
Wasim Haq (above) apologised for his post and took it down from his X profile
The LTA council member was sacked for a tweet about Israeli prime minister Benjamin