An hour after Clarke's exit from The Hawthorns was made public, Berahino wrote on Twitter: "Wow i cant believe it, thats fucking shit!!!!"
With majority of Berahino's 15,000 followers, including Sports Mole, assuming that he was expressing his bemusement at Clarke's departure, the 20-year-old moved to clarify the situation.
In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "By the way i apologise for my last tweet. This was related to a personal issue and nothing else. Please don't take the wrong way."
He then posted a picture of a tyre with a metal screw in it, accompanied by the message: "I had a flat tyre".
However, this tweet, along with the original one, was swiftly removed.