Arsenal star Kieran Tierney has issued an apology after making a rude gesture following his side’s win over Manchester City in the FA Cup.
The former Celtic full back stuck up his middle finger while a photo of the entire squad was being taken after their brilliant 2-0 win at Wembley.
It quickly got shared on social media with supporters laughing at Tierney’s gesture but the full back was quick to ensure nobody was offended by it.
He took to Twitter to explain that it was a joke and he didn’t realise it was going to be shared as he said: “Didn’t realise this was getting posted. Was a joke with the hitman. I’m so sorry if it caused anyone offence – wasn’t meant in any way.”
But Tierney then once again showed his class after a supporter got in touch to tell he loved it.
The Arsenal fan, @AndreasEikaasen, sent Tierney a message from his hospital bed to say: “Let’s just say it was meant for my cancer, mate! Brilliant game today, made my night at the hospital.”
The Scotland defender was only too happy to agree with him and then offered an incredible gesture to cheer the Gunners fan up even more.
He replied: “That’s exactly what it stood for my man! U legend… Get in touch I will send u my shirt from tonight. Keep fighting.”
Tierney played a vital part in the victory with a stunning assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second goal in the 2-0 victory.