FA apologise to Manchester United following controversial tweet after semi-final

Chris Smalling, Manchester United

The FA have apologised to both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, after their official Twitter account sent out a tweet mocking Harry Kane.

That’s according to the BBC, who add that neither side were impressed with the social media post that has now been deleted.

As for the tweet itself, it was a simple video of Chris Smalling saying ‘Harry Kane’ in reference to having the 24-year-old striker in his pocket (which is certainly a fair comment given the quiet game the forward had).

Honestly, what on earth are the FA apologising for? It was just a bit of fun, and I’m sure Kane has heard far worse criticism during his time as a professional footballer.

Nobody or nothing was hurt (except for Kane’s bruised ego), and it’s just pathetic that journalists and both clubs aren’t happy with the situation.

Modern football (and footballers) are becoming more and more up-tight and quite frankly, I find it irritating. Sure, if I were a Spurs fan I wouldn’t have been overjoyed at reading the tweet itself, but it’s hardly life-changing and wouldn’t cause anyone to lose sleep.

Just get on with it and move on rather than kicking up a fuss. It irritates me that they’re willing to apologise for this, whereas they’re yet to comment on the extortionate FA Cup final ticket prices; which should be a far more pressing matter.


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