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Juventus apologizes for racist Twitter post mocking Asian people

The Bianconeri Women’s account posted a picture of Cecilia Salvai making a gesture mocking the Asian people

Juventus have apologized for posting a racist image on Twitter.

The Juventus women’s team shared a picture of defender Cecilia Salvai wearing a cone as a hat and following her eyes diagonally with her fingers, following damaging, long-standing caricatures of people from Asia.

The only caption that accompanied the picture was of a face between two hands to repeat Salvai’s expression.

What was said?

The tweet was condemned as racist and eventually deleted before the Bianconeri account was apologized for.

It reads: ‘We sincerely apologize that our tweet, which was not intended to cause controversy or racial undertones, may have offended someone.