Toby Foster has been suspended from BBC Radio Sheffield, it has been confirmed.
The presenter claimed on Twitter on Wednesday he had been sacked - then called his boss a swear word.
Today a message on the station’s Facebook page said: “Thank you to those getting in touch asking what has happened to Toby Foster.
“Toby Foster is currently suspended from his role as presenter of the breakfast show. The BBC does not condone the offensive language used by Toby in his Twitter feed, which was directed at a member of BBC staff.
“Toby has offered a full apology to his colleagues and the public for those comments.”
Fans have set up an online ‘Save Our Toby’ campaign calling for the 44-year-old’s reinstatement. Peter Kelly said: “Bring back Toby.”