Tottenham player Dele Alli has issued an apology for what has been deemed a stupid social media post mocking Chinese sufferers of the deadly coronavirus.
Tottenham’s Dele Alli is at the center of a controversial social media post he made. He appears to be mocking the Chinese sufferers of the deadly coronavirus.
The Tottenham player posted a video, of himself wearing a face mask. He then zooms in on an unsuspecting Chinese bystander.
He then flicks back and forth to what appears to be a bottle of hand sanitizer.
On the screen appear flash comments such as “The virus gunna have to be faster than that to catch me.”
The post caused outrage and offense, and he has since deleted it.
According to the Daily Star, he took to the Chinese social media platform Weibo to apologize.
He call his post “ill-advised” behavior and “not racist.”
The apology said:
“I’d like to apologize for the video I posted on Snapchat yesterday.”
“It wasn’t funny. I realized that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club.”
“Don’t want you guys to have that impression of me, it wasn’t funny and I realized that straight away and took it down.”
“It isn’t something that should be joked about. Sending all my love and thoughts and prayers for everyone in China.”