Posted on August 18, 2014
Facebook orders war hero who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan to remove picture of his ‘offensive’ stump.
Andy Reid, 37, lost two legs and an arm serving in Afghanistan in 2009
Posted a photo of his stump with the message ‘hard work on the legs today’
Site’s community team removed the photo because it was ‘offensive’
Facebook said the removal was a ‘mistake’ and re-uploaded the photo
A war hero who lost both legs and an arm while serving in Afghanistan has called Facebook ‘harsh and narrow-minded’ after they removed a picture of one of his stumps because it was ‘offensive’.
Former Corporal Andy Reid, 37, from St Helens, Merseyside became a triple-amputee when a landmine exploded while he was on patrol in Helmand Province in 2009.
The father-of-one posted the picture of his stump with the caption ‘hard work on the legs today’.