Juventus Women’s Team Shares Apology After Posting Blatantly Racist Image
The Juventus women’s football team has released an apology after posting a ‘blatantly’ racist image.
On Thursday, August 5, the Juventus women’s football team shared an image on Twitter that was quickly labelled as racist by the public. Thousands of fans slammed the club for posting the image and they condemned the act that was depicted.
‘This is racist. This picture shouldn’t have been taken, let alone UPLOADED. It’s not that hard to understand’, Twitter user @mariaeguerra_ wrote. Another Twitter user named @RyanAtRBM wrote, ‘congrats on being so racist you’ve stolen the football news today’.
Juventus quickly released an apology stating, ‘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.’
The Juventus apology has also received a great deal of ridicule from the public in the comments and replies.
Twitter user @FantasticMrDaze wrote, ‘The question you need to ask yourselves is how the person in the picture didn’t know this was racist? How did the photographer not know this was racist? How did your social media handler not know this was racist?’
‘Yeah it’s funny how people say they’ve always been against racism but don’t understand how this is blatantly racist and offensive. My grandpa didn’t spend 7 years in a prison so that his culture could be laughed at by football players. Hold athletes accountable for their actions,’ another wrote.
The player in the image has yet to respond.
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CreditsJuventus Women's Football/Twitter
Juventus Women's Football/Twitter