A disabled granddad who was fired by Asda and feared for his life after sharing a Billy Connolly sketch about religion on his Facebook page has won his battle to get back the job he loves.
Till worker Brian Leach, 54, initially said he did not want his job back - he just wants an apology after being accused of Islamophobia.
But the company has now reinstated him to his position at the Dewsbury branch superstore after he appealed against his sacking last month.
Till worker Brian Leach, 54, was sacked from his job at the Dewsbury branch superstore for sharing a Billy Connolly skit on social media in which the comedian jokes about Islam and suicide bombers
Mr Leach, who is registered disabled after being injured in a car crash as a child, was fired for gross misconduct after sharing a skit by comedian Connolly that joked about Islam and suicide bombers.
Six colleagues at his store and a woman at head office complained that the comments in the skit, which was years old, were anti-Islamic.
He received the post from a relative on May 1 and within a week was reprimanded by the store.
After receiving backlash for the post he deleted it but was then fired for gross misconduct after five years working for the company
He deleted the post and wrote a grovelling apology to his bosses but was still dismissed without notice for breaching the company's social media policy.
Mr Leach, who had worked for Asda for five years, confirmed the sketch involved was Billy Connolly's 'Religion is Over' routine.
He underlined that he had not added any comments - he had just shared the post with his Facebook friends.
It was a static image of the Big Yin with the comments that came from his original live performance of the skit years ago.
Mr Leach announced the sacking on Facebook and said he'd miss his regular customers
In the sketch, the comedian rails against religious followers of Christianity and Islam.
Mr Leach's post included the lines: 'Religion is over, lads, it's f***ing over. Take your Reformation, your Vatican, your f***ing Mecca, and f*** off.
'Suicide f***ing bombing - now there's a bright idea. Every time there's a