Twitter has apologized to Manchester United’s Phil Jones after a post from his @TwitterUK account appeared to mock the defender.
On Wednesday evening, the social media platform said it had deleted the tweet.
It came after complaints were made about the post that said, “Name a better defenseman than Phil Jones.” ”
“It was not our intention to provoke anger,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “Once we realized our mistake, we immediately deleted the tweet. ”
Twitter said it was trying to introduce a new feature that allows users to limit the number of people who can comment on posts.
Jones, 28, has not played for United since the season resumed in June and has not traveled with the squad for the Europa League mini-tournament in Germany.
United will face Sevilla in the semi-final on Sunday.