PHIL FODEN was forced to delete a tweet about Kylian Mbappe after Man City set up a Champions League semi-final against PSG.
A tweet from the City rising star’s account appeared to throw down the gauntlet to French striker Mbappe.
The tweet said ‘@KMbappe’ are you ready’ and was posted minutes after Pep Guardiola’s men beat Dortmund on Wednesday night.
According to Daily Mail, the tweet from Foden’s account was posted without his permission and he was left furious.
The report added that Foden quickly asked for the tweet to be deleted.
Foden scored the winner as Man City came from behind to beat Dortmund 2-1 on the night to seal a 4-2 aggregate win.
Man City will face PSG in a mouth-watering semi-final showdown after the French side knocked out holders Bayern Munich.
And striker Mbappe is likely to pose the biggest threat to Guardiola’s side in their bid to win an elusive Champions League.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville recently said it was ‘a shame’ that players didn’t control their own social media.
The Sky Sports pundit spoke after several players posted near identical tweets following England’s victory over Albania last month.
The former Three Lions defender, who won 85 caps, said: “Reading some of the England players tweets last night. Do any of the lads post themselves? They don’t sound authentic.
“It’s a real shame they don’t manage their personal connection to the fans and media.”
And this morning he tweeted: “I mentioned on here a few weeks ago about players having their accounts run by social media companies.
“Lads run your own accounts! Your independent thought and authenticity is at stake. It’s your voice, not anyone else’s.”
Joe Hart was also left red faced last month after a massive gaffe from his social media team.
Spurs were dumped out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb, but Hart’s Instagram posted ‘job done’ despite the defeat.
Hart said: “I feel like I need to come on and make an apology on behalf of my social media team, I’ve literally just woke up.
“Someone thought that we’d won 3-0 last night. As sloppy as it sounds it’s the truth.
“They posted ‘job done’. That’s unacceptable. I’m sure that’s annoyed a lot of people and I’m sorry it’s come to that but it’s obviously not come from me.”
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