POLICE have interviewed a Burnley fan who posted offensive tweets regarding the death of Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala.

Estate agent Gary Kay and his business were banned from the Turf Moor on Monday over the four-letter social media statements after the Clarets beat the Welsh club 2-0 in a crucial relegation battle on Saturday.

They referred to the drowning of the Argentinian forward after the light plane carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff to start his new career with the club crashed into the sea off the Channel Islands on January 21.

The ban from Turf Moor included his ‘hotdesk’ office in Burnley FC’s Business Hub.

Police launched an investigation into his 'allegedly malicious communications made on social media'.

The 36-year-old has now been voluntarily interviewed by officers.

The first tweet Mr Kay’s business Twitter account was an offensive reference to Mr Sala's death. Two further posts repeated the comment with the addition of a highly-offensive four-letter word.

On Sunday, Mr Kay deleted the tweets and apologised for his social media remarks the previous day.

On Monday Mr Kay was called into Burnley FC and given an immediate temporary ban from Turf Moor which includes his business.

A police spokesman said today: "In relation to recent comments made on social media following the Burnley FC and Cardiff FC match at Turf Moor, a 36-year-old man from Burnley was yesterday (Tuesday) voluntarily interviewed by police. An investigation is on-going."

Cardiff City FC spokesman said: "We have no comment to make on the matter.

Mr Kay today declined to comment.

The Cardiff City spokesman added: "Unfortunately similar things have happened involving other clubs this season, but we’re confident that such incidents are dealt with in the appropriate way by our counterparts at the clubs in question."