Dele Alli, who plays for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, apologized for his video, in which he ridiculed an Asian man for the coronavirus outbreak.
Dele Alli (screen grave)
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has apologized for a video in his Snapchat account that he appears to have mocked an Asian man about the coronavirus outbreak.
The newly identified outbreak of the coronavirus in China has killed over 900 people, of whom more than 40,000 were infected.
Alli, who was on vacation while Spurs is in the winter break, released the video wearing a face mask in an airport lounge with the message "Corona, please listen with volume."
Then he zooms in on a man with an Asian appearance before panning to a bottle of antiseptic hand wash with the video title "This virus has to be faster to catch me".
The post was later removed and Alli later apologized on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
"It wasn't funny. I noticed and took it off immediately," he said. "I let myself and the club down. I don't want you to have that impression of me."
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