The former Oasis frontman tweeted on Wednesday night (15Jun16) to comment on the violence that has broken out between Russian and English soccer fans in France since their match for the Euro 2016 tournament on Saturday (11Jun16).

He wrote, "Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy (slur for gay man) muscles ha ha I'd be more worried bout getting me a**e pinched LG X (sic)."

Many social media users responded to the tweet by calling Liam out for homophobia, while others criticised his insensitive timing for making a slur at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community only days after the Orlando shooting on Sunday (12Jun16).

49 people were killed and 53 injured at gay nightclub Pulse in Florida, and vigils have been held around the world to show solidarity with the LGBT community.

However, Liam returned to Twitter on Thursday (16Jun16) and issued an apology for any offence he caused with his remarks.

"If I've upset anybody with my tweets I apologise that includes you RKID as you were LG x (sic)," he wrote, using 'RKID', Northern England slang for brother, to refer to Noel Gallagher, who he has been feuding with for years.