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Newcastle United player apologizes for racist tweet (Photo)

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Newcastle United’s Steven Tyler made a social media mistake this week when he tweeted a racist message direct at 4 black teammates. The tweet, which can be seen below, included what The Guardian calked “a picture depicting stereotypical black faces” with the caption “it’s always good to see you guys smiling.” He did include each of their handles in the tweet, so there was no sub-tweeting.

Steven Taylor has since deleted the tweet and apologized for it. Still, the Football Association could be charge and fine him.

From The Guardian:

Steven Taylor could be charged by the Football Association and fined by Newcastle United after posting a desperately ill-judged picture on Twitter apparently mocking four black team-mates.

Taylor’s tweet was a response to a tweet from Massadio Haidara, one of the four he tweeted at. He posted a picture calling Taylor his friend and teasing his french speaking skills. Taylor’s tweet was a response to that.

Here is the tweet:

Steven Taylor’s apology:

At least one of the players he Tweeted to was okay with it.



The tweet that started it all:

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