Juventus have apologised after a tweet containing a racist gesture appeared on the official Twitter feed of their women’s team.
The tweet, which included an image of a player performing an offensive gesture, received thousands of replies in the 20 minutes it appeared on the social media platform before it was deleted.
A few moments after it was deleted, Juventus posted a statement on Twitter: “We sincerely apologise that our tweet, which was not meant to cause controversy or have any racial undertones, may have offended anyone.
“Juventus has always been against racism and discrimination. #DifferencesMakeTheDifference.”
The picture, taken during a Juventus training session in Barcelona, was still visible as part of a gallery on the club’s website an hour later.
Juventus are in the Catalan city to play the Champions League winners in Sunday’s Joan Gamper Trophy, which will include a women’s game for the first time.
The Turin side will then return to Italy to start their bid for a fifth straight Serie A title.
Source : Sky Sports