A GROUP of Network Rail staff face the sack over racist posts in a message group arranging five-a-side football games.
Three men were suspended and five others probed over sickening messages praising slavery and the Ku Klux Klan.
Racist "jokes" about lynching and rape were posted in the Facebook Messenger group called Sir Winston's Wanderers.
A whistle-blower told bosses about the group in Grimsby and Barnetby, Lincolnshire.
A source said: "It was really sickening hardcore racism.
“An internal investigation's on with about 30 people spoken to."
A spokesman confirmed the probe, insisting: "Harassment and discrimination have no place at Network Rail."
Most read in News
We pay for your stories!
Do you have a story for The Sun news desk?
Click here to upload yours.
- Network Rail appoints new chief – with smaller pay packet than predecessor
- Rail passengers in timetable chaos face compensation battle
- Food for the Cy-Fair soul: How three women started a unifying Facebook group
- Huawei ban: Full timeline as US presses Britain to block Huawei from its 5G network.
- Syracuse students are camped out in a campus building to protest racist incidents
- Fast-growing Facebook wants to fix Dumbarton rail bridge
- Rail franchise mandarin's board gave Southern contract to client of his company
- Adani faces questions over who will pay for Aurizon rail link upgrade
- Off the rails: Train timetable shake-up sparks anger among passengers
- Lost property fees inconsistent say rail campaign groups
- Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong
- 'I am disgusted and embarrassed': Vanderpump Rules' newcomer Max Boyens apologizes for racist tweets... as ANOTHER star Brett Caprioni is also accused of posting N-word messages
- Greyhound warns staff they could be 'in the crossfire' over Adani contract
- California’s cap-and-trade system faces cloudy future
- Furious parents savage supermarket after staff members accused of swiping collectables
- MSG in Chinese food isn't unhealthy -- you're just racist, activists say
- The trade war threat casting a cloud over post-Brexit trade deal
- Luxury group Aspinal of London hires KPMG amid sale talks
- ‘Bullied’ girl, 12, hanged herself after posting late-night picture online showing 'RIP' written on her heel, inquest hears
- Instagram Direct Messages to be available on desktop as the company confirms it is testing a web version with a 'small percentage' of users that will work just like the mobile service
Group of Network Rail staff face sack over racist posts in a message group have 505 words, post on www.thesun.co.uk at December 6, 2021. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.