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Jesse Lingard issued an apology soon after a tweet was posted from his official Twitter account during a service to honour the Munich air disaster victims.
Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson were among the guests at Old Trafford for an event to remember the 23 people – including eight players who lost their lives in the crash 60 years ago.
Lingard – who was also present was criticised after a tweet discussing video game FIFA was posted on his account moments after the service’s silence at 1504 GMT, the exact time of the accident in 1958.
The 25 year old eventually issued an apology in Twitter.
Lingard tweeted: “A member of my media team inadvertently replied to a tweet this afternoon on my Twitter profile during the Munich memorial service at Old Trafford,”
“I was unaware as I was attending the service at the time, and don’t condone the post or the timing in any way.
“The post has now been deleted, and I’d like to apologise for any upset caused, this is totally unacceptable and does not reflect my personality or view on this emotional day.”
Manchester United captain Michael Carrick laid a wreath during the service as the midfielder along with his team paid tribute to the Munich victims with a social media post late on Tuesday.
“A privilege to be part of such a moving ceremony today,” Carrick posted on Twitter. “Thank you to all those who attended memorials all over Europe. Your support is amazing. It’s clear how the Busby Babes legacy means so much to you all and for that you should be so very proud. It’s why this club is special.”