Published 18/03/2013 | 13:20
Everton footballer Shane Duffy has denied posting a message in support of the IRA that appeared on his Twitter account.
The 21-year-old Premier League star, who is also a Republic of Ireland international, said someone took his phone and posted the message without his knowledge.
He later apologised for any offence caused and tweeted: "so much hate on something I didn't do.. Fair enough gotta take it because its my twitter. And again It was not me who tweeted ..."
Duffy, who is originally from Derry, played for Northern Ireland to Under 21 level, before switching to the Republic in 2010.