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Twitter Delete Post Mocking Phil Jones After Manchester United Complain

Twitter Delete Post Mocking Phil Jones After Manchester United Complain

Twitter have deleted a tweet about Manchester United defender Phil Jones after the club complained.

On Tuesday night, Twitter's UK account simply posted, "Name a footballer better than Phil Jones" and were widely deemed to have been mocking the Blackburn Rovers youth product.

It brought plenty of angry responses on the social media website and even led to United lodging a complaint, as per the Daily Mail.

As a result, the post was deleted and Jones received an apology from the company, who say the purpose of the post was to test out a new feature,

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A statement from a Twitter spokesperson said: "Our aim was to showcase our new product feature, conversation controls, which allows you to select who can reply to a Tweet.

"It was not our intention to cause upset and once we realised our mistake, we immediately deleted the Tweet."

Jones is no stranger to being made of fun of - in fact he's even got used to getting stick in a group chat with his mates over his priceless facial expressions on the pitch.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

"It's banter, my mates banter me all the time about it," he told Goal in an interview last year.

"It is what it is. I'm not too fussed about that either. My mates send me pictures every single night on the Whatsapp group taking the mick out of me. It's banter, it is what it is. It doesn't bother me."

He's also seen the funny side regarding a potential testimonial to mark ten years as a United player, hilariously responding: "I wouldn't go that far, there'd be only my mum and dad who would turn up."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Phil Jones, Twitter

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