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Fake Twitter account blamed for Jeffers jibe

Floriana sign Brazilian midfielder

Francis Jeffers may have quit Floriana after only two games but the former Everton striker has not made derogatory remarks about the club and Maltese football in general as the comments appeared on a fake Twitter account, Stephen Speed, the Floriana FC CEO told The Times, yesterday.

Earlier this week, a post on @OfficialJeffers said: “Maybe I should of accepted that place in #imacelebrity because I have now left malta, that was the worst league/club I’ve been involved with”.

The comments were attributed to Jeffers as many were led to believe that they were made on his official Twitter account.

However, it has emerged that there is another account, @FJ10official, which Jeffers claims is his official account.

Having been made aware of the existence of another Twitter account in his name, Jeffers this week tweeted: “@OfficialJeffers People this is a fake account plz ignore anything he says @FJ10official is my real account #sad”.

“Francis Jeffers has left the club on amicable terms and we just want to leave it there,” Speed, the Floriana CEO, said after claiming that his earlier comments on the reasons behind the striker’s exit from the club had been misinterpreted.

On the Twitter controversy, Speed said: “It’s a fake account (@OfficialJeffers). Through the club, I’ve sent all the details to Twitter to have it shut down.

“That comment (on Floriana and Maltese football) was not true because it didn’t come from him (Jeffers).”

Jeffers, 32, joined Floriana before their derby against Valletta last month. But his stint in the Premier League was short-lived as Jeffers left after scoring his first goal in a Floriana shirt in a 3-2 defeat to Tarxien.

Sunday Wasiu and Aaron Brown followed Jeffers through the exit door in the last two weeks. The Premier League strugglers have since been engaged in efforts to recruit new foreigners.

After acquiring Brazilian forward Igor Coronado last week, Floriana yesterday completed the signing of Brazilian mid-fielder Haygnner Henrique Celestino.

The 21-year-old Henrique, who came through the youth ranks of Portuguese club Uniao Lieria, last played for Spanish third division club Cultura Leonesa.

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