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A male firefighter took a selfie in front of the smouldering Grenfell Tower for his Tinder profile in the 'immediate aftermath' of the tragic fire which killed 72 people.
The incident was revealed by former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal whose review into the London Fire Brigade (LFB) found the organisation was 'institutionally misogynist and racist'.
The Grenfell Tower fire Kensington, west London trapped hundreds and took 72 people's lives including 18 children after an electrical fault with a fridge-freezer sparked a catastrophic fire on June 14, 2017.
Mr Afzal shared the shocking allegation during a London Assembly meeting into the LFB following his damning review saying: 'In the immediate aftermath of Grenfell, whilst the fire had just been raging, a male firefighter had a selfie taken of himself outside the building which he then used as his Tinder profile.
'He was quickly told to get rid of it. He was subsequently given, I understand, words of warning'.
A male took a picture in front of the smouldering Grenfell Tower (pictured) for his Tinder profile after 72 people died as a result of the blaze at the west London block, after an electrical fault with a fridge-freezer sparked a catastrophic fire on June 14, 2017
A review into the London Fire Brigade by former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Azfal (pictured) found the organisation was 'institutionally misogynist and racist'
Mr Afzal then asked the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee: 'How did he feel entitled to do that?
'Why did he feel entitled to do that when 72 lives had been lost in the building, including 18 children?
'And he felt that what was more important was how he would look to women on his social media site.'
Mr Afzal later added on Twitter the firefighter used the photo 'because of a sense of entitlement, a lack of shame and empathy' and 'because misogyny and racism is institutionalised' within the LFB.
The former chief prosecutor also referenced an Instagram page called 'Hoses and Helmets', a 'banter' community for the fire brigade which he says still posts 'sexist, misogynistic, hate-filled behaviour'.
While writing his report he interviewed nine women in succession about their