Adidas has officially apologized to Manchester United defender Millie Turner after getting her name wrong during the kit launch this week. After the launch, Turner posted a screenshot of a promotional prop with her photo wearing the new strip. The only issue was that it had ex-Manchester United player Amy Turner’s name on the side of it. Amy turner played for three years at Manchester United before moving to Orlando Pirates last month.
“Considering I’ve been at Manchester United for three years and an Adidas athlete for two… You’d like to think Adidas would get my name right.” Manchester United defender Millie Turner posted on Twitter.
“Millie, we messed up and we’re gutted,” Adidas replied quickly to Turner’s post. “You’re part of the Adidas family and we want to make amends. Let’s get some new shirts out to your biggest fans. Let us know who and we’ll deliver.”
“We were made aware of a mistake in a piece of Adidas creative for the new Manchester United home jersey campaign.” a spokesperson for Adidas said. “Whilst we were able to very quickly amend the error we’ve apologized to Millie and hope it doesn’t detract from the excitement for both players and fans around the new kits.”
Before Adidas could reply, Amy Turner tweeted on Millie Turner’s post saying “we must do better!”.
“Outstanding player, an outstanding person and they still can’t get her name right. That would only happen to female players #MustDoBetter”. former Manchester United forward Jess Sigworth tweeted.