Sale Sharks CEO Steve Diamond has revealed that the club's social media executive Holleh Nowrouz has been dismissed from her position.
According to Diamond, comments from Nowrouz, which were made towards fans on a social networking site, "overstepped the mark" leading to her sacking following a disciplinary review.
"As a club we have always been proud of the backing we receive from our supporters through thick and thin over our 151-year history," Diamond said in a statement.
"At this crucial time for the club Holleh's comments, though private, just overstepped the mark and left her position untenable."
The Sharks currently occupy 12th spot in the Aviva Premiership table.