Juventus apologise for racist Twitter post appearing to mock Asian people

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

Juventus have apologised for posting a racist image on Twitter.

The Juventus Women’s team shared an image of defender Cecilia Salvai wearing a cone as a hat and slanting her eyes with her fingers, which follows harmful, long-standing caricatures of people from Asia.

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

What has been said?

The tweet was condemned as racist and eventually deleted before the Bianconeri account posted an apology.

It read: “We sincerely apologise that our tweet, which was not meant to cause controversy or have any racial undertones, may have offended anyone.