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Dele Alli Issues Public Apology After Joking About Coronavirus Outbreak While Filming An Asian Man (Videos)

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Dele Alli Issues Public Apology After Joking About Coronavirus Outbreak While Filming An Asian Man (Videos)

Tottenham and England footballer, Dele Alli, has issued a public apology after making a joke about coronavirus outbreak as he mocked an Asian man.

Over the weekend, the 23-year-old midfielder posted a video on Snapchat, where he appeared to film a man of Asian descent, along with the caption ‘Corona whatttttt, please listen with ­volume.’ 

Dele Alli apologises for joking about coronavirus outbreak while filming an Asian man (Videos)

In the video, Alli could be seen wearing a mask with a look of concern on his face.

The next part of the Snapchat story showed a bottle of handwash, accompanied by the caption: ‘This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me og.’ 

The video sparked outrage, with several people condemning his behavior as they branded him a racist.

He later took to Chinese social media site Weibo, to post an apology video for his action.

Just wanted to apologise for the video I posted on Snapchat yesterday,’ Alli said in the video. ‘It wasn’t funny. I realised that immediately and took it down.

‘I let myself down and the club. I don’t want you guys to have that impression of me.

‘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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