Ex Premier League employee exposed as white supremacist in vile Facebook post that got her banned from club for life
AN ex Premier League Southampton steward has been banned from the club for life after ranting: "We whites ARE the superior race."
Beryl Saunders posted the vile racist remarks on Facebook in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
The former Saints employee has since been barred by the club after refusing to apologise for her comments.
The 67-year-old also stated she wouldn't take racial awareness training, before officials banned her for life.
The Mirror reports the former nurse left club officials "stunned" when they made the offer to stay a member after training.
She made the offensive remarks after Burnley fan Jake Hepple paid a pilot to fly a "White Lives Matter Burnley" banner over the grounds.
The pensioner called for a statue of him to be erected underneath a picture of Mr Hepple posing with far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
She wrote: "Lets put up a statue. Don't apologise for being white.
"We whites ARE the Superior Race."
At her home in the city after being ejected from the club, she said it was offensive players had taken the knee in support of BLM "on my beloved, hallowed turf" and claimed slavery provided "jobs and a roof over their heads".
The former steward until 1997 denied being banned and said "I'd never, ever go up there again".
Southampton FC confirmed the former season ticket holder had been issued with a ban, with a spokesman adding: "We work tirelessly to eradicate any form of discriminatory behaviour."
A club source said: “We wanted to try and find a way to educate her.
“But what followed was shocking. She told us that she did not want to return to the club, which is fine.”
Black Lives Matter regularly campaigns against institutional racism and violence towards black people, and speaks out against police brutality and racial inequality.
George Floyd's death sparked more widespread protests after a video went viral on May 25, 2020, showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck and back for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life.
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