Kieran Tierney (Arsenal left-back) apologized on social networks to stop sharing images of him online with his middle finger after the Manchester City club won 2-0.
The picture that was removed, which displayed Tierney’s gesture with the whole team including fans on Twitter.
Since joining the Celtic Gunners in 2019, Tierney has sustained an injury. The joke might not have gone so well with everyone, he seemed to understand.
Tierney said on Twitter in reference to the picture “Didn’t realise this was getting posted. Was a joke with the kitman. I’m so sorry if it caused anyone offence – wasn’t meant in any way.”
Didn’t realise this was getting posted. Was a joke with the Kitman. I’m so sorry if it caused anyone offence – wasn’t meant in any way. https://t.co/dRGugt1zsW
— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) July 18, 2020
Fortunately Tierney’s most of the fans were not offended, because of someone who is fighting cancer and who sees the lighter side of the joke.
Tierney acknowledged the supporters of Gunners quickly, urged him to continue fighting and promised to send him his arsenal jersey in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City.
Let’s just say It was meant for my cancer, mate! 😂 Brilliant game today, made my night at the hospital 😆 pic.twitter.com/17tRW39DfT
— Aeik (@AndreasEikaasen) July 18, 2020
“It was tough, we knew we would have less of the ball against City and you have to take your chances when you get them. Aubameyang does what he does,” Tierney told BBC’s Match of the Day.
“We have to suffer together in games like this. When we get the ball we have to play well but we know we will have 5-10 minute spells when we won’t see the ball.
“Aubameyang has done it for so long, it’s an honour for me to play with him. That ball I played isn’t a goal-scoring ball but he makes it one.”
“We are building for something big.”
In the FA Cup final next month at Wembley, Arsenal will now either be facing Chelsea or Manchester United, where a victory for the Gunners will guarantee their place in the Europa League next season.