Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy apologises for social media gaffe mocking Blackpool

Norwich City loanee Jacob Murphy has issued an apology for posting a Snapchat message appearing to m

Norwich City loanee Jacob Murphy has issued an apology for posting a Snapchat message appearing to mock Blackpool posing in a picture with Blackpool team-mate Donervon Daniels. - Credit: Archant

Norwich City's on-loan wide player Jacob Murphy has issued an apology for posting an image on social media appearing to mock Blackpool's struggles at the bottom of the Championship.

The 19-year-old uploaded an image with Tangerines' team-mate Donervon Daniels of the pair with the words 'We are going to lose...Again' over the picture.

Murphy has impressed during a loan stint with the Seasiders, scoring two goals in 10 appearances and being named Blackpool's player-of-the-month for November, but the City academy prospect issued a statement on his loan club's official site on Monday evening apologising to his team-mates, manager Lee Clark and the Blackpool fans.

It read: 'I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies to the manager, my team-mates, the fans and everybody at Blackpool football club for the hurt and embarrassment that a recent photo message I sent has caused. It was totally unprofessional of me and a foolish thing to do.

'I have loved my time at Blackpool so far, and I've been really grateful for the support I've received.

'I know I have let the manager and fans down badly, but I aim to repay them by working even harder and helping the team climb up the league table.

'I'd also like to make clear that Donervon Daniels had no part in this and I apologise for implicating him.'

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Former City assistant boss Clark confirmed Murphy could be subject to further action once the club have conducted a full review.

Clark, quoted on Blackpool's official site, said: 'I'm extremely disappointed because I expect nothing but total professionalism from my players. We will now investigate this matter internally before deciding upon an outcome.'

Blackpool drew 1-1 against Rotherham on Sunday in the Championship but remain bottom on 14 points from 24 games, nine points from safety.

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