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Soccer team apologizes for slant eye gesture

The Juventus FC Women’s soccer team in Italy may be quick on its feet, but suffering from a brain cramp.

The club posted a photo of one of its players, Cecilia Salvai, wearing a training cone perhaps meant to mimic an Asian rice hat.

The club met with immediate backlash and took down the social media post in less than 30 minutes, according to the New York Post.

The club posted an apology that only seemed to incite more anger.

Actress Rosalind Chao joined other celebrities who expressed outrage.

Fellow actress Suzy Nakamura was a bit more blunt.

Cindy Pikachu called the apology meaningless.

The Junentus Women are the latest athletes to face fallout for making the slant eye.

Houston Astro Yuli Gurriel did it toward Dodger pitcher Yu Darvish during the 2017 World Series.

A Serbian volleyball player ended up being banned after directing the gesture toward a Thai player.

In 2017, a paralympian had to apologize after posting a photo of himself doing the slant eye while competing in Japan.

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