A doctor caring for a Liverpool fan before he sadly died of Covid was met with a volley of horrific replies after she shared a picture of him during his fight for life.

Dr Leanne Cheyne, a respiratory consultant at Bradford Royal Infirmary, shared a photo of 34-year-old Matthew Keenan in an oxygen mask and hooked up to a ventilator as he battled the virus.

Dr Cheyne said Matthew had agreed she could share the picture as a warning to others after he had refused to get the vaccine, saying 'if he could turn back time he would.'

Read more:Dad, 34, who refused vaccine said he 'wished he had the jab' before dying from Covid

Tragically, it was confirmed on Monday, July 26 that Matthew had died.

On sharing his image back on July 11, Dr Cheyne was met with a barrage of abuse and accusations from numerous posters on Twitter, many accusing the doctor of lying or exaggerating the severity Matthew's situation - for some unknown reason.

The image showed Matthew sat up and using his phone while hooked up to breathing apparatus, his condition would go on to deteriorate and sadly take his life.

Responding to Dr Cheyne, One twitter poster, Pauline Adams said: "He is on his mobile. You said fighting for his! Is the battery running out on it then? The machine states OFF. You are not very good are you?"

Another pointed out Matthew was actually hooked up to a different machine.

Another Twitter user, JuJu said: "Having been hospitalised with serious lower respiratory infection myself i'm calling bullsh** on this, that is not a man fighting for breath, never mind his life."

John Blaney added: "That's a bed being kept from a patient on a waiting list. It's disgraceful."

Another said: "Why are people believing this photo?"

After his death, Matthew's close friend of more than 20 years, Billy Brown said he was a ‘devoted dad, a fantastic friend, and an unbeatable coach.'

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He added: "As he was getting more poorly, he said he wished he had gotten the jab.

“I can’t believe he’s gone, he was the most likeable lad I’ve ever met.

“Most people have one or two best friends, he had 20 best friends.

“He had the biggest heart and treated everyone like they were his family.

“There were not many like him. He loved to enjoy himself, he was the life and soul of every party.

“Many people will miss him.”

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