City carpet starlet over pro-Man United tweets
Published 22:00 05/04/12 By Stephen White
A Manchester City youth-team player has been forced to apologise for celebrating arch-rivals Manchester United’s win over Blackburn.
Sam Jones posted gleeful messages on Twitter as goals by Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young sent United five points clear of City at the top of the Premier League.
The defender kicked off with: “Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh united united united”, before following it up with: “yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a goal!!!!!”
After Monday’s game, he said: “Game over! Ashley Young you king!”
But Blues fans were less than impressed, and sharp-eyed City officials gave him a dressing down.
Jones, from South Wales, has now tweeted: “I am sorry for causing offence. I shouldn’t have said those things. The club has reminded me of my responsibilities.”
City are thought to have signed schoolboy Jones from Welsh side Cardiff last month.