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Southgate was annoyed by FA’s Kane tweet

The Football Association apologised to the Tottenham forward following the social media post which was published in the wake of Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United.

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted he was unhappy about the Football Association tweet which mocked striker Harry Kane.

The 24-year-old is the undoubted star of the Three Lions squad heading to this summer’s World Cup but has had to deal with a bit of flak recently.

Kane was criticised for claiming a goal in Tottenham’s win at Stoke in April, and a tweet later that month on the FA Cup’s official Twitter account poked fun at him after Tottenham’s semi-final loss to Manchester United.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had been critical about the post, and Southgate said: “So was I!

“We immediately recognised it wasn’t an area that I think we need to be involved in.

“(We had a) good internal discussion, we had an apology pretty quickly to Harry and to Tottenham, so it’s done. I only (spoke to Kane about it) as part of a broader conversation about everything.

“We didn’t spend long on it at all. He’d moved on from it and that was that.”


From Belfast Telegraph