The FA forced to apologise and delete a TikTok video which poked fun at a Stockport player’s sickening injury after he crashed head-first into a hoarding… with the post triggering outrage on social media
- Stockport defender Macauley Southam-Hales suffered a nasty head injury
- He crashed head-first into a hoarding during their FA Cup win over Charlton
- The FA posted a video on TikTok mocking Southam-Hales’s collision
- However, they have now apologised over the incident and deleted the video
The FA have apologised for and deleted a social media post which poked fun at a player who suffered a sickening head injury.
A TikTok video used to promote the FA Cup triggered outrage by showing Stockport’s Macauley Southam-Hales smashing head-first into a hoarding during their win over Charlton, set to music from a Nestle Crunch advert.
The clip timed the impact with the word ‘crunch’ in the jingle before an exaggerated bang.
The FA has apologised for and deleted a social media post which poked fun at Stockport defender Macauley Southam-Hales – a player who suffered a sickening head injury this week
Southam-Hales was playing in Stockport County’s FA Cup victory over Charlton Athletic
As the defender guided the ball out of play, he lost his balance and went into the hoardings
Southam-Hales then banged his head into the hoarding, suffering a sickening head injury
The FA’s @emiratesfacup account had posted the clip, set to music from a Nestle Crunch advert – it timed the impact with the word ‘crunch’ in the jingle before an exaggerated bang
An FA spokesperson ‘sincerely apologised’, adding: ‘It should never have been published. The post was created by an external agency and we will review our processes to ensure this never happens again.’ It is understood the FA have not fired the agency. Southam-Hales was deemed ‘very lucky’ not to have been badly hurt by manager Dave Challinor.
It came a month after Bath’s Alex Fletcher had brain surgery after also colliding with a hoarding.
Sportsmail’s Chris Sutton said: ‘It may be human error but it’s bad. It’s not a great look for the FA.’
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