A wordsearch in an Australian newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation contained a jab at the 82-year-old billionaire.
The letters LIVESIHCODRUM appeared in the children’s Funday puzzle of the Sunday Telegraph. Backwards the letters spell MURDOCHISEVIL.
Readers who spotted the message took to social media on Tuesday.
"I fear someone is about to get fired ... Sunday Tele puts 'Murdoch is Evil' in the kids' puzzle," tweeted one user.
“Just love it! 3rd line across! LIVESIHCODRUM - turned around is MURDOCHISEVIL,” tweeted another.
“Murdoch is evil, the wordsearch never lies,” said another.
The wordsearch had a theme of Indonesian animals, including words like orangutan and leopard.
The puzzle’s creator was not available for comment when contacted by the AFP.
Sydney's Sunday Telegraph has not commented on the incident.