A probe has been launched into claims that a curry house worker spat into ‘English people’s food’.
The comments on a Daily Mirror Facebook story were made into a screen shot and posted across social media.
It quickly went viral being shared hundreds of times across Facebook and Twitter.
The posts came from an account belonging to a Murad Ali, claiming to be from Rotherham.
He posted: “I’m just about to serve a chicken korma, a few English folks at our curry house. Spat in it too hope they enjoy their meal!”
The account holder then added: “They haven’t got a clue.”
People were quick to react to his comments with one calling it ‘disgusting’.
Sarah Grimes, aged 24, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, shared the post that quickly went viral and she felt it needed to be seen.
She said: “I feel it’s very important as people shouldn’t be allowed to say things like that.
“It’s a form of cyber bullying and being a troll. By sharing the picture I was hoping that it would shame him and also make people in the area aware.”
It is unknown which curry house, if any, the post refers to.
Rotherham Council have said environmental officers are looking into the comments.
Karl Battersby, Strategic Director, Environment and Development Services at Rotherham Council said: “The Council is aware of the Facebook post and we are trying to ascertain whether the account and poster is genuine.
“If we receive any information which verifies the account, Environmental Health officers will fully investigate.”