Juventus have apologised for a social media post ‘that read as racially discriminatory content.’
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 of their Women’s team defenders, Cecilia Salvai, putting a small red cone on her head in the form of a hat.
The problem is that she is also holding her eyes with her fingers to make them appear more Chinese.
Juventus had already apologised through the Twitter account of their Women’s team, but the Serie A giants released a new statement on their official website on Friday morning.
“We would like to express our deepest apologies for the social post that read as racially discriminatory content on the Juventus Women’s Football Twitter account yesterday,” the statement read.
“Juventus immediately realised that the Club had committed an unforgivable mistake, and this mistake has seriously hurt the feelings of all people who oppose racial discrimination.
Juventus would like to express our deepest apologies for the social post that read as racially discriminatory content on the Juventus Women’s Football Twitter account yesterday.https://t.co/8A4jOtGy71 pic.twitter.com/QAjkX43QdR
— JuventusFC 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@juventusfcen) August 6, 2021
“For such a mistake, the Club assumes full responsibility for the occurrence of the incident and its serious impact. Opposing racial discrimination and supporting the common development of multiple cultures are the principles that Juventus as a Club has always adhered to and continues to put into practice.
“Juventus acknowledges this mistake, and the Club will make the most profound reflection and thorough review to prevent similar things from happening again.”