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Juventus FC Women shockingly posts racist tweet
August 5, 2021
Juventus FC Women, a soccer club based in Italy, tweeted a picture of a player slanting her eyes in an image many found racist.
The player, Cecilia Salvai, used her fingers to slant her eyes while wearing a cone on her head, and the tweet included emojis doing the same.
The photo faced immediate backlash and was removed after 25 minutes.
“We sincerely apologise that our tweet, which was not meant to cause controversy or have any racial undertones, may have offended anyone,” the team said in a statement about the photo, which was taken at a practice session in Barcelona. “Juventus has always been against racism and discrimination.”