Twitter Delete Post Mocking Phil Jones After Manchester United Complain
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,
Twitter has apologised to Phil Jones and MUFC after it posted a tweet on its official UK account that appeared to poke fun at Phil Jones pic.twitter.com/bo4uBDtfVW- Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) August 12, 2020
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As many PL trophies as LFC have in their history as many European ones as City have in theirs. More England caps than 'experts' Redknapp, Le Tissier and Sutton put together. He's an easy target but his career still has more highs than most. https://t.co/PVcY1zvmWn pic.twitter.com/xUUlnACgDV- Jay Motty (@JayMotty) August 12, 2020
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.
"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."
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