Junior Firpo: Barcelona apologise over Betis tweet
Barcelona have apologised for mocking Real Betis following a 5-2 win over their La Liga rivals on Sunday.
Following the victory at the Nou Camp, Barcelona tweeted a photo of defender Junior Firpo holding up five fingers with the caption ‘Junior knows’.
The La Liga champions signed Spain Under-21 international Firpo from Real Betis in August.
The club tweeted: “Barcelona wish to sincerely apologise for any offence caused to Real Betis.”
“No disrespect was intended, but we were wrong to publish it on a night that was very special for Junior.
Firpo made his Barcelona debut during the 5-2 win, coming on for Brazilian midfielder Rafinha after 81 minutes.
The 23-year-old featured in 29 games for Betis last season and was part of Spain’s U21 European Championship-winning side in June.