Youngster Sam Jones posted a statement of regret apologising for "causing offence" after a series of tweets were read by City officialsManchester City have forced a youth-team player to apologise after he celebrated Manchester United’s win over Blackburn Rovers on Monday on Twitter.
Sam Jones posted a number of pro-United messages on the social networking site moments after goals from Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young dented Blackburn’s hopes of staying in the league.
The tweets, which were boisterous but never obscene in nature, caught the attention of many Manchester City officials.
Jones’ first post consisted of: “Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh united united united". He then followed up with: “yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a goal!!!!!” and finally “Game over! Ashley Young you king!”.
Sam Jones has now apologised for the tweets, which were read by a number of City fans and officials, saying: “I am sorry for causing offence. I shouldn’t have said those things. The club has reminded me of my responsibilities.”