Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli has apologised after he posted a video that mocked the coronavirus crisis on social media.
The 23-year-old was in an airport during the Premier League’s winter break and was wearing a facemask.
The camera was pointed at an Asian man in the departure lounge and then moved to a bottle of hand sanitiser with the caption: “The virus gunna have to be faster than that to catch me”.
Alli deleted the video soon after it appeared and subsequently took to Chinese social media site Weibo to apologise for the insensitive video.
“I’d like to apologise for the video I posted on Snapchat yesterday,” the former MK Dons man said.
“It wasn’t funny. I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club.
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“I 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.”
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