Reed Smith partner tells blogger to ‘Go f@ck yourself and die’ in Twitter meltdown

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A Reed Smith partner has proved that not all corporate lawyers are really boring on Twitter after apparently losing his cool during a brief discussion about climate change…

After Steven Regan‘s tweet, “No such thing as greenhouse gas. Carbon is necessary for life”, met with the response, “intelligent life?”, the US-based real estate partner responded rather disproportionately: “Go f@ck yourself and die”.

At which point, perhaps fearful of the consequences of such an outburst, Regan deleted not just said tweet but his entire Twitter account.

Alas, it was too late, as Regan’s sparring partner on the climate change issue, privately-run US Supreme Court blog ‘SCOTUSblog’, had by this stage retweeted Regan’s words.

A Reed Smith spokesperson said: “The posting of offensive commentary or language on social media is inappropriate and inconsistent with Reed Smith’s social media policy. We are addressing this matter internally.”