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Newcastle and FA alerted after Taylor posts alleged racist Twitter

Steven Taylor has apologised after provoking a Twitter racism storm, reports The Guardian. The Newcastle defender could find himself in trouble with the club and Football Association after releasing a bizarre picture mocking some of his team-mates.

In response to a message from Massadio Haidara, who teased Taylor about his attempts to learn French, Taylor retorted with the message: "It's always good to see you guys smiling" and attached a picture showing four black stereotypes, including what looks like an African tribesman and someone in an afro wig.

He copied in Moussa Sissoko, Papiss Cisse and Vurnon Anita.

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