John Barnes apologises for posting pornographic image on Twitter

Former Liverpool winger unwittingly tweeted a screenshot of a camera roll featuring explicit content

Tom Kershaw
Sunday 07 June 2020 13:57
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John Barnes has apologised for any offence caused
John Barnes has apologised for any offence caused

John Barnes has issued an apology after unwittingly posting a pornographic image on Twitter.

The former Liverpool and England winger tweeted a screenshot of a picture of Donald Trump overlaid with a quote attributed to the US President’s late mother Mary Anne, where she supposedly referred to her son as an “idiot” and claimed it would be a “disaster” if he ever became involved in politics.

However, Barnes was unaware that below the screenshot the camera roll contained a thumbnail image from a pornographic video.

Barnes has since deleted the tweet and apologised for any offence caused.

“I have to apologise for any offence caused as I posted a Donald trump picture sent to me by a friend.. on the camera roll under was a video of pornography,” he wrote. ”I wasn’t aware that it was there and apologise once again for any offence caused.”

When a follower suggested that Barnes should have cropped the photo, Barnes replied: ”Don’t know how to do that... I’m afraid to press buttons on this phone.

“I’m 56 yrs old, so happy to just be able to get one or 2 words out on twitter that people understand!!”

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