A Brief History of People Getting Fired for Social Media Stupidity

17 of the most offensive and dumb Twitter, Facebook and Instagram fails

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The Neo-Nazi Hockey Coach
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The Neo-Nazi Hockey Coach

Chris Sandau worked as a youth hockey coach at the North Delta Minor Hockey Association in Canada. When a parent complained that his Facebook page featured pro-Nazi propaganda – like images of swastikas and Adolf Hitler and posts suggesting that the Holocaust didn't happen – the hockey club didn't fire Sandau. They merely asked him to remove the Nazi stuff from Facebook. Sandau refused, articulately stating that he wasn't "trying to impose my political beliefs or anything." He added that he's just a "history buff" – you know, the kind of history buff who denies the Holocaust, no big deal. At this point the association fired him – but they can't stop him from continuing to share his repellent views on Facebook. "Does the truth offend Jew?" he wrote. "There there, you'll get over it someday . . ." The puns are almost worse than the rank bigotry.

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