Manchester United’s Millie Turner receives apology from adidas for defender’s name blunder | Football news
Adidas has apologized to Manchester United Women defender Millie Turner after getting her name wrong when launching the club’s new kit on Thursday.
After the launch, Turner later posted screenshots to Twitter of a piece of adidas promotional material with a photo of her wearing the band. The photo had the name ‘Amy Turner’ on the side, and Millie Turner said in a message accompanying the screenshots: “Considering I’ve been at Manchester United for three years and an adidas athlete for two… You might like to think that ‘adidas would get my name correctly. “
This was followed by a “hand on face” emoji. 25-year-old co-defender Amy Turner also played for United for the past three years, before joining Orlando Pride last month.
Millie, we messed up and we’re gutted. You are part of the adidas family and we want to make amends. Give new shirts to your biggest fans. Let us know who and we’ll deliver.
– adidas UK (@adidasUK) July 15, 2021
Adidas subsequently responded to Millie Turner’s post with a tweet saying, “Millie, we messed up and we’re gutted.
“You are part of the adidas family and we want to make amends. Let’s give some new shirts to your biggest fans. Let us know who and we’ll deliver them to you.”
And an adidas spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of an error in an adidas design piece for Manchester United’s new home shirt campaign.
“While we were able to correct the error very quickly, we apologized to Millie and hope that this does not take away the excitement of players and fans around the new kits.”
Ahead of adidas’ response, Amy Turner tweeted about Millie Turner’s post on Thursday, saying “we have to do better!”, While former United striker Jess Sigsworth tweeted: “Outstanding player, exceptional person and they still can’t get her name correctly. This would only happen to #MustDoBetter players.
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The WSL will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from 2021/22
Air sports announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the main broadcaster for the Barclays Women’s Super League from September 2021.
As one of the most competitive leagues, with some of the most famous names and teams in the world, the WSL will be one of the Sky Sports’ flagship offers.
The deal will see Air sports broadcast at least 35 exclusively live matches per season and further strengthen the broadcaster’s commitment to women’s sport.