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Taylor apologises for tweet

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor has apologised after sparking a Twitter racism row involving four of his team-mates.

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Steve Taylor: Newcastle United defender has apologised over Twitter row

Steve Taylor: Newcastle United defender has apologised over Twitter row

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The centre-back sent a message in response to a tweet posted by Massadio Haidara, who joked about Taylor's attempts to learn French.

The 27-year-old Greenwich-born defender replied to Haidara with a tweet that included photographs of four black stereotypes, and mentioned the names of fellow team-mates Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse and Vurnon Anita with a message which read: "It's always good to see you guys smiling."

Although Haidara described Taylor's tweet as "banter," it angered a number of people on the social networking site.

Taylor, who stressed that his original tweet was meant to be taken as a joke, later sent another message saying: "Apologies if my tweet offended anybody."

However, he could still face disciplinary action from his club and the Football Association.

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