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Tottenham announced Dulux as the club’s official paint supplier but were then mocked on Twitter (Dulux handout/PA)

Tottenham announced Dulux as the club’s official paint supplier but were then mocked on Twitter (Dulux handout/PA)

Tottenham announced Dulux as the club’s official paint supplier but were then mocked on Twitter (Dulux handout/PA)

A leading paint supplier has been forced to issue an apology to Tottenham Hotspur, after their announcement of a new sponsorship deal was quickly followed by a series of tweets mocking the with the Premier League club.

Spurs announced that Dulux had become the club’s official paint supplier, with the company’s famous dog getting a tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Hotspur Way training ground.

But they were soon mocked by their new partner in hastily-deleted tweets, with the social media team hitting the wrong tone.

One tweet suggested the Dulux fluffy dog might be a better option to play in defence than their current centre-backs, while another posted an image of the club's empty trophy cabinet.

Cynics on Twitter suggested the tweets were a stunt to ensure maximum publicity for the sponsorship deal, but they will not have gone down well with Tottenham and Dulux have now issued an apology.

Tottenham have now issued a tweet of their own mocking the Dulux dog for sending out the messages, with this story certainly creating a stir in social media land.

Spurs said the partnership will see the club “benefit from the unrivalled expertise in paint and colour” of the country’s leading paint supplier, with all club buildings getting a facelift using specific paint colour matches.

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