The social media company responsible for handling the accounts of Phil Foden have made a public statement amid claims that the Manchester City star was left furious at a recent post.
In the aftermath of City's progression to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night, a tweet from Phil Foden's Twitter account addressed Kylian Mbappe directly.
The star striker from Paris St. Germain that Foden and City will have to contend with in the final four, the English midfielder asked the French World Cup winner, 'are you ready.'
Reportedly angry and embarrassed by the tweet, Foden, who had given charge of his social media accounts over to the London-based company Ten Toes Media, had the tweet deleted shortly thereafter.
Disgruntled by what they believe are false claims, however, Ten Toes Media have sought to clarify that the offending message was not their fault whatsoever.
"We are saddened with the current situation", a statement published on Friday read.
"Since the company was founded we have adopted a process which requires all posts to be approved in advance by the talent/representative - no exceptions.
"They always have been approved - that has been true for 4 years and is still true today.
"Phil Foden is a special person and footballer and we wish him the very best going forward."
As Manchester City moved beyond the quarter-final stage of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola, Foden's performances across both games with Dortmund were widely celebrated.
In the first-leg and Wednesday's return tie, he got himself onto the scoresheet with two crucial goals across both games.
Far from unique in having an outside company run his personal social media accounts, Phil Foden and other footballers were recently taken to account on this decision by Gary Neville.
"I mentioned on here a few weeks ago about players having their accounts run by social media companies. Lads run your own accounts!" he wrote on Twitter.
"Your independent thought and authenticity is at stake. It’s your voice, not anyone else’s."