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FA apologizes for deleted tweet mocking Harry Kane


I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know here, but Twitter is actually bad and you should never tweet. The Football Association issued an apology to Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Kane for a now-deleted tweet that mocked Kane in the wake of Spurs’ 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United.

The tweet itself is long gone, but it’s not hard to find screencaps of it on Twitter with a simple search. The tweet referenced United defender Chris Smalling, asking the question “What’s that in your pocket, Chris?” with an accompanying video of Smalling saying “Harry Kane.”

Apparently both United and Spurs were annoyed by the tweet, as referenced by Dan Kilpatrick.

So, look, I don’t have strong feelings about this at all. It’s just #banter and pretty bad banter at that, but probably not something you want to say on the official Twitter account for the Football Association. An apology is probably appropriate, considering the amount of stick Kane’s gotten from virtually all sources lately, but I don’t think it is worth getting too worked up over.

I’d reckon that the FA is probably looking for a new social media person today, though.