Manchester United's Millie Turner receives adidas apology over defender's name gaffe

Adidas has apologised to Manchester United Women defender Millie Turner after getting her name wrong during the club’s new kit launch on Thursday.

Following the launch, Turner later posted screenshots on Twitter of a piece of adidas promotional material featuring a picture of her wearing the strip. The picture had the name ‘Amy Turner’ displayed along the side of it, and Millie Turner said in a message accompanying the screenshots: “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.”

That was followed by a ‘hand over face’ emoji. The 25-year-old’s fellow defender Amy Turner also played for United for the past three years, before joining Orlando Pride last month.

Millie, we messed up and we’re gutted. 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.

Adidas subsequently replied to Millie Turner’s post with a tweet saying: “Millie, we messed up and we’re gutted.

“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.”

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And an adidas spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a mistake in a piece of adidas creative for the new Manchester United home jersey campaign.

“Whilst we were able to very quickly amend the error we’ve apologised to Millie and hope it doesn’t detract from the excitement for both players and fans around the new kits.”

Prior to adidas’ reply, Amy Turner tweeted about Millie Turner’s post on Thursday, saying “we must do better!”, while former United forward Jess Sigsworth tweeted: “Outstanding player, outstanding person and they still can’t get her name right. That would only happen to female players #MustDoBetter”.

Premier League kits 2021/22

Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United have revealed their kits for the 2021/22 campaign.

Among the offerings are strips which include a ‘bolted pinstripe’ detail, an ‘abstract, kaleidoscopic design’, a retro shirt ‘ready for the future’ and a retro offering inspired by a side that came to be nicknamed ‘The Black Watch’.

But which shirts get your approval?

WSL to be shown live on Sky Sports from 2021/22

Sky Sports has announced a three-year deal with the FA to become the primary broadcaster of the Barclays Women’s Super League from September 2021.

As one of the most competitive leagues, with some of the most famous names and teams in the world, the WSL will be one of Sky Sports’ flagship offerings.

The deal will see Sky Sports show at least 35 games exclusively live per season and further strengthens the broadcaster’s commitment to women’s sport.

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