The Kenyan-based betting firm, which also has a partnership with the Gunners, sent the message to "the fans of Everton Football Club", part of which read:
"We owe you an apology.
We have to be honest in admitting that the tweet you saw yesterday should never have gone out and we are deeply sorry for any offence this has caused. We have reviewed and will revise our internal policies and processes, especially in relation to our other partner clubs, to ensure that this never happens again.
"The sentiment behind the tweet is not reflective of SportPesa or our staff. When we signed out partnership with Everton Football Club it was one of the proudest moments in our history. Our relationship with Evertonians and the people of Merseyside means so much to us.
"We are truly very sorry."
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2 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:15:12
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9 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:53:40
There's a lot more to be concerned about than this.
10 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:49:59
This is in my eyes another low profile money grabbing attempt by the club to be associated with a betting company and especially one hidden in Africa for fuck's sake.
The clean up has started with Koeman gone now let's get rid of all this rubbish off our shirts too.
11 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:25:46
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