Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has apologised for a put up on social media about coronavirus, announcing “I let myself down and the membership”.
Alli, 23, place a video on Snapchat wherein he joked about the outbreak and gave the impression to mock an Asian man.
He later deleted the put up after which released a new video on Chinese social media platform Weibo to apologise.
The coronavirus outbreak has led to greater than 900 deaths in China, with over 40,000 conditions reported worldwide.
The UK government has described the virus as a“excessive and drawing shut threat”to public successfully being.
The video posted by Alli confirmed him carrying a face veil in an airport lounge, earlier than shifting the digicam to illustrate a person of Asian look, after which zooming in on a bottle of antiseptic hand wash.
“It wasn’t comic and I realised that straight and took it down. I let myself down and the membership,” stated the England worldwide Alli.
“It is now not one thing that must be joked about. I’m sending all my luxuriate in and all my concepts and prayers to all americans in China.”