Wednesday 12 December 2018

English FA sorry for tweet mocking Kane

A message poking fun at Kane was posted from the official FA Cup Twitter account after Saturday’s match. Photo: Reuters
A message poking fun at Kane was posted from the official FA Cup Twitter account after Saturday’s match. Photo: Reuters

Matt Law

The English FA has apologised for mocking England striker Harry Kane following Tottenham's FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United.

Both clubs were astonished to find that a message poking fun at Kane was posted from the official FA Cup Twitter account after Saturday's match. The message asked United defender Chris Smalling, "What's in your pocket?" and included a short video clip of him saying, "Harry Kane."

It is understood that Tottenham and United were unimpressed and an FA spokesman said: "We have written to both clubs to apologise for any offence caused."

England manager Gareth Southgate was at Wembley to witness Kane suffer a rare off day and he, too, is likely to have been unhappy with the tweet.

Kane will be his star player at the World Cup and is likely to be captain, which made the tweet even more surprising.

It was retweeted over 20,000 times and provoked more jibes aimed at Kane, who has recently returned from an ankle injury. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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