The FA has apologised after it was accused of sexism over a tweet posted from the official England Women's team Twitter account.

The FA has apologised after it was accused of sexism over a tweet posted from the official England Women’s team Twitter account.

On Tuesday, the ‘@Lionesses’ account tweeted a picture of the England Women’s team before their match against Australia, with the caption: “Scrub up well, don’t they?”

Several users posted comments saying the caption was sexist.

The FA deleted the tweet on Wednesday and has now released an official apology.

A spokesperson said: “We have removed the tweet and apologise for any offence caused.”

The match finished 1-1, with Phil Neville’s side being pegged back by a late Clare Polkinghorne header.

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