Pacheco Tweet to Liverpool team-mate Johnson threatens to reignite race row

The 21-year-old sent a well-wishing message to the England right-back but after using the term 'negrito' has faced criticism and had to defend himself on the social networking site

Liverpool youngster Daniel Pacheco may have reignited the race row in the Premier League after sending a well-wishing tweet to team-mate Glen Johnson which has been deemed by some to have been derogatory to the England right-back.

The Spaniard referred to Johnson as "negrito", the same term that saw Luis Suarez given an eight-game ban for using it towards Patrice Evra.

Pacheco sent a tweet reading: "@glen_johnson good luck negrito !!!!"in response to Johnson's tweet about being on his way to Poland with the England nation team.

The former Barcelona trainee then faced angry Tweets from people who deemed his message unacceptable before going on to explain his intentions.

He Tweeted: "I Allready explained in past what Negrito could mean. Good or bad depends how you say it. I always called @glen_johnson it in terms of love.

"Last tweet about it. @gln glen_johnson speak spanish and he knows what that mean when I say it to him. He is one of best mates there for me."