Pogba trans­fer tweet is con­demned

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JESS GAL­LEY jess@sun­daysport.co.uk

AN on­line bookie has sent a sick tweet com­par­ing Paul Pogba’s trans­fer to Man Utd with the dis­ap­pear­ance of Mad­die McCann. Fruity King Casino said the call to let the French mid­fielder go to Ju­ven­tus for free be­fore buy­ing him back for £109mil­lion was “worse” than the de­ci­sion made by Mad­die’s par­ents to leave her alone on the night that she went miss­ing.

The three-year-old van­ished from the fam­ily’s Por­tu­gal hol­i­day apart­ment in 2007 while her par­ents Kate and Gerry McCann were out for din­ner nearby.

The tweet said: “Let­ting Poga go on a free, then buy­ing him back @100m eu­ros. Worst de­ci­sion since the McCanns went for din­ner. #Pog­back”

Out­raged Twit­ter users slammed the book­ies as “dis­gust­ing” for mak­ing fun of an ab­ducted child.

Fruity King has a his­tory of con­tro­ver­sial mar­ket­ing ploys.

Ear­lier this year it com­pared Le­ices­ter striker Jamie Vardy to a holo­caust vic­tim.

It put up a prison cell out­side the King Power Sta­dium in Le­ices­ter to “wel­come” new sign­ing Troy Deeney – who had served time for as­sault.

And the bookie was also crit­i­cised af­ter mock­ing the weight of Man City foot­baller Yaya Toure’s wife.

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