Manchester United have apologised unreservedly and launched an internal inquiry after its weekly newsletter published a Swastika-style club logo. 

The United Uncovered email, which is issued to supporters every Friday, displays the controversial image alongside the heading of New Order - a phrase commonly associated with Nazism - above photographs of several younger Man United players.

The design provoked a severe backlash on social media website Twitter, to which Manchester United's Head of Media David Sternberg has responded with an apology, as well as a promise to investigate how the publication came to be approved for distribution.

Sternberg wrote on Twitter: "The creative is completely inappropriate; we apologise unreservedly and are taking appropriate internal action."

The incident comes at the end of a week which saw racist chanting by CSKA Moscow fans, directed at Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, overshadow a prominent extension to UEFA's 'Respect' campaign against discrimination of any kind.

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