Dele Alli issued an apology after he got accused of racially filming a video to mock an Asian man on the deadly virus crisis.
It was gathered that the Tottenham star, 23, regrets his actions as he let his club down and also himself with the viral Snapchat videos, adding the content “wasn’t funny”, he said, and he realized his wrongs then immediately took down the clip.
In a video that was released on a Chinese social media web, Dele said ” Hi guys, it’s Dele. Just wanted to apologize on my behalf for the video I posted on Snapchat yesterday.
“It wasn’t funny and I realized that immediately and I have to take it down. I let myself down and the club. I don’t want you guys to have that negative impression of me because it wasn’t funny.
“I realized that straight away and took it down. It isn’t something which should be joked about. I’m sending all of my love, thoughts and prayers to everyone in China.”
Alli then uploaded series of videos on his Snapchat from a lounge at Heathrow Airport on Thursday, where he was planning to fly to Dubai for a holiday during the winter break.
The first mock clip showed Alli putting on a mask over his face.
With a caption that reads: “Corona whattt, please listen with volume.”
What we believed to be the Chinese accents was heard in the video background.
The Spurs star then filmed an unsuspecting Asian man before zooming in on him while he records.
He then filmed a bottle of antiseptic handwash and captioned the video: “This virus gunna have to be faster than that to catch me.”
The videos went viral on Saturday which afterward sparked outrage.
On Saturday night, Dele issued an apology saying: “I regret posting the video on my Snapchat and I immediately removed it when I realized that it may cause offense.
“This was never my intention at all. For anyone that was offended, I’d like to offer my sincerest apologies.”