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SportPesa in toe-curling Twitter blooper

By EDDY KAGERA October 23rd, 2017 1 min read

Betting firm SportPesa was left red-faced after its social media handler sent a tweet celebrating Arsenal’s win over Everton on Sunday.

The Gunners hammered the Toffees 5-2 in a thriller on Sunday afternoon.

Moments later, SportPesa sent out a tweet that also wished Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger a happy birthday.

“Well in Gunners! A superb gift by the players for the birthday gaffer! #MadeOfWinners,” read the tweet.

The loss condemned Everton into the relegation zone at position 18 with just eight points after nine games.

For starters, SportPesa is Everton’s main shirt sponsor. The two signed a five-year deal in May this year.

The tweet was pulled within minutes but not before fans had taken screenshots. Most ranted that their sponsor was not getting behind the team.

The company has not issued an apology.