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Twitter gaffes make Lions cringe

Published: 9:54AM Wednesday May 08, 2013 Source: ONE Sport

The British and Irish Lions apologised today for two embarrassing Twitter gaffes in the past week.

An apology was posted on the Lions official Twitter account, reading: "@lionsofficial would like to apologise for any offence caused by recent and inappropriate tweets."

While the posts have since been removed, The Guardian newspaper reports the latest embarrassing tweet contained a picture of a Springbok impaled on an iron fence, along with the message, "Isn't this what @lionsofficial did to Springboks in the 3rd Test in Johannesburg 2009? @qantaswallabies be warned."

The Guardian also drew attention to an earlier tweet, which was posted just prior to the Lions squad being unveiled, aimed at players hoping to make selection for the 10-game tour, which read: "If you're player waiting to watch TV at 11.00am to see if you're in @lionsofficial squad how are you feeling? Excited, nervous - suicidal?"