Juventus Women footballer Cecilia Salvai poses for a photograph. The club posted it on their official Twitter account before deleting the image. Photo: Twitter/@JuventusFCWomen Juventus Women footballer Cecilia Salvai poses for a photograph. The club posted it on their official Twitter account before deleting the image. Photo: Twitter/@JuventusFCWomen
Juventus Women footballer Cecilia Salvai poses for a photograph. The club posted it on their official Twitter account before deleting the image. Photo: Twitter/@JuventusFCWomen

Juventus apologise over deleted ‘slant-eyed’ social media post following online outrage

  • Twitter account for Italian club’s women’s team posts picture of defender making gesture while wearing training cone on her head
  • Tweet ‘was not meant to cause controversy or have any racial undertones’ club says

Topic |   Anti-Asian racism
Juventus Women footballer Cecilia Salvai poses for a photograph. The club posted it on their official Twitter account before deleting the image. Photo: Twitter/@JuventusFCWomen Juventus Women footballer Cecilia Salvai poses for a photograph. The club posted it on their official Twitter account before deleting the image. Photo: Twitter/@JuventusFCWomen
Juventus Women footballer Cecilia Salvai poses for a photograph. The club posted it on their official Twitter account before deleting the image. Photo: Twitter/@JuventusFCWomen
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