Stan Collymore 'sparks outrage with Falklands tweets'

Former footballer Stan Collymore sparks controversy by tweeting his views about the 1980s Falklands war.
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Former footballer Stan Collymore caused a stir on Twitter when he posted a rant about the Falklands war.

The 43-year-old, who works as a pundit on radio station talkSPORT, referred to the two-month war which occurred in the 1980s.

The United Kingdom reasserted its rule over the Falkland Islands following a conflict, which resulted in the death of almost 1,000 people, after Argentina invaded the area in 1982.

On Sunday night, Collymore tweeted: "Falklands? Wasn't anyone's. We just thieved it, as we do. What glory, what triumph? A fucking island with sheep."

According to the Daily Star, his post, which has since been deleted, caused some war veterans to call on the ex-sportsman to be sacked from his job.

Reports have claimed that Collymore later said that his tweet had been "taken out of context".

Ex Player and Radio commentator Stan Collymore looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa on February 5, 2012
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