Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton. PHOTO | AFPEverton's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton. PHOTO | AFP
By NAHASHON MUSUNGU

Betting firm SportPesa has issued an apology to Everton Football Club and its supporters in the wake of a social media backlash over its tweet in the wake of Sunday’s 5-2 spanking by Arsenal.

The Kenyan based gaming firm, who unveiled a five year shirt sponsorship deal with Everton in May, made this glaring gaffe on its Twitter account.

Even though the Tweet was deleted, it elicited furry from the club’s fanbase.

This understandably has forced SportPesa to own up.

“We are not going to hide behind excuses. We have to be honest in admitting that the Tweet you saw yesterday should never have gone out. We’re truly very sorry,” SportPesa’s apology states in part.

PHOTO | COURTESY

PHOTO | COURTESY

SportPesa’s Tweet and apology must however rank lowly in Everton’s list of worries for now. The club is reeling from a poor start to the league campaign which has the team placed in the relegation zones.

The club has since sacked its Dutch manager Ronald Koemen.