Former Norwich City loanee Dani Pacheco defends Twitter remark

Liverpool forward Dani Pacheco's use of the word 'negrito' in a Twitter message to team-mate Glen Johnson forced the young Spaniard to defend himself on the social networking site.

The 21-year-old, who had a spell on loan at Norwich City towards the end of the 2010-11 season, used the term when wishing the England international luck as he headed to Poland for Euro 2012.

He tweeted: '@glen_johnson good luck negrito!!!!'

Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez was banned for eight matches for using the same word towards Manchester United's Patrice Evra in a match at Anfield in October.

When Pacheco received a couple of critical comments in response to his message he wrote: 'I Allready (sic) explained in past what Negrito could mean. Good or bad depends how you say it. I always called @glen_johnson it in terms of love.

'Last tweet about it. @glen_johnson speaks Spanish and he knows what that mean when I say it to him. He is one of best mates there for me.'

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