Juventus kit supplier Adidas is ‘speaking to the club’ regarding the racist tweet published by the official Twitter account of the Bianconeri’s Women team.
The tweet was published on Thursday evening and remained online for almost 20 minutes, receiving thousands of negative reactions and replies.
The picture showed one Juventus Women defender, Cecilia Salvai, putting a small red cone on her head in the form of a hat. She was also holding her eyes with her fingers to make them appear more Chinese.
Almost 8,000 people mentioned the tweet in just 20 minutes and Juventus apologised twice after it was removed.
They first apologised through the official account of their Women team on Thursday evening before releasing an official statement on their website on Friday.
However, the Bianconeri are also dealing with their kit supplier Adidas given that the picture was taken at the Juventus training retreat in Barcelona with Salvai wearing an Adidas shirt.
“Adidas condemns racism whether intentional or otherwise, there is no place in sport and society we are speaking with the club on addressing the matter,” a spokesperson told Sky Sports UK.
Adidas have confirmed they are talking to Juventus following the publication of last night’s racist tweet
🗣 “adidas condemns racism – whether intentional or otherwise. It has no place in sport or society. We are speaking with the club on addressing the matter.” pic.twitter.com/JthXtFssfN
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 6, 2021