Newcastle United midfielder Haris Vuckic has apologised after posting a selfie of himself and teammate Paul Dummett on a flight to New Zealand, the day after two of the club's supporters perished in a plane crash.
Alongside the image, Vuckic tweeted: "New Zealand!! Here we come!! @Paul Dummett preseason!! SleepTime"
The pair, who were well known among the players and manager Alan Pardew, were travelling to New Zealand to watch the Magpies during their pre-season tour.
The 21-year-old deleted the photo shortly afterwards and tweeted: "My apologies if anyone was offended by my photo from the plane. No offence was intended. We are thinking of John and Liam. #RIP #RNUFC family".
Pardew and the players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect during their pre-season games against Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix.