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Adidas discussing with Juventus over racist tweet

August 7, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Juventus has been embroiled in some controversy recently after their women’s club posted an image that appeared to mock Asian people.

The Bianconeri is a global brand and one of the biggest clubs in Europe at the moment.

Their outfitter, Adidas, has come under the spotlight following the controversial post and they have now confirmed that they are in talks with the club.

Football Italia reports that the tweet was a picture that showed one Juventus Women defender, Cecilia Salvai, putting a small red cone on her head as a hat. She also held her eyes with her fingers to make them appear like a Chinese person.

The image was online for just 20 minutes, but it sparked fury from fans and social media users.

Juventus has apologized for the mistake and Adidas has now confirmed that they are speaking to them considering that she wore a kit designed by them in the picture.

“Adidas condemns racism whether intentional or otherwise, there is no place in sport and society we are speaking with the club on addressing the matter,” a spokesperson told Sky Sports UK as tweeted by Football Daily.

Juve will want to get this controversy over with as soon as possible and they will hope it doesn’t affect their contract with the German kit provider.

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    martinn August 7, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    they need to suspend this player for a long time immediately, if they can`t terminate their contract. this is not acceptable. i am not a snowflake sjw either, just a normal person. no room in the World for this crap from ANY side, and it comes from all sides. these people are supposed to be showing an example, now our name is dragged through the mud as if we aren`t enough of a laughing stock over pirlo`s disaster. this hurts everyone around her.

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    ANDREW FARRUGIA August 7, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Chill out MARTINN, you are one of the PC Gestapos in this world, not just a snowflake. That was just a prank in bad taste…….apologies made and post removed. CHILLOUT, goon.

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    ANDREW FARRUGIA August 7, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    BTW MARTINN< goon, wish I'd have more of PIRLO's disasters…….COPPA ITALIA and SUPER COPPA plus qualification for CHAMPS league every year. Some pseudo JUVE fans are a total disgrace….we'd be better off without them. Hear that , GOON?

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    Joe Berrugio August 12, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Andrew, that you’re defending racism and abusing those who speak against it says ever about you. To call him a snowflake for standing up to racism is the weakest trick in the book and you being angry and triggered by it shows just who the real snowflake is. I hope the club’s discussions with Adidas produce a good result for the club.