Arda Turan explains Real Madrid Twitter gaffe

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Arda Turan's frustrating Barcelona career took a turn for the worse on Thursday night.

The 29-year-old landed himself in hot water with the club's fans after 'liking' a picture of Real Madrid's new 'Undecima' kit - representing their 11th Champions League triumph - on Twitter.

Abuse soon bomarded Turan left, right and centre, varying from death threats to pleas for him to leave Barcelona immediately.


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In an attempt to apologise for his blunder, though, the winger has posted a series of tweets explaining why his account 'liked' said picture.

But first, here's the image in question.


And here's his response.

He said: "Two days ago my account was hacked for a brief period. During that period 1 RT was made and 2 photos were "liked" without my knowledge.

"I would like my statement regarding this issue to be taken into consideration. Best."

Turan's explaination is valid, of course - Twitter accounts get hacked every day - but whether Barcelona fans will accept his 'apology' is another matter entirely.

Madrid's Champions League triumph in May is still a sensative subject at the Camp Nou given how the Catalans exited the tournament early on in the quarter-finals.

Following his Twitter gaffe, Turan will hope he can appease Barca's disgruntled fan base by replicating some of his pre-season form in the upcoming season.

The Turkey international - who was booed at Euro 2016 - scored a fantastic goal against Celtic during a recent victory and will need to continue finding the back of the net to justify his big-money move from Atletico Madrid last year.

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