Sunderland: League One club say Kyle Lafferty flute tweet was ‘genuine mistake’

Kyle Lafferty left his second stint with Scottish Premiership club Rangers in August after one season with the club

Sunderland have said a tweet posted about new signing Kyle Lafferty which referred to loyalist pipe bands was a “genuine mistake”.

The post, which captioned photos of the 32-year-old with the message “he’s seven foot and plays the flute”, was posted by the club on Monday.

The line references a chant which dates from Lafferty’s time with Scottish side Rangers and was swiftly deleted.

“It was a genuine mistake and was removed immediately,” the club said.

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