Tottenham Star Dele Alli 'sorry' After Mocking Coronavirus On Social Media

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has apologised for mocking coronavirus victims in an earlier video on a social platform after facing fans' backlash.

Written By Minaam Ansari | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has apologised for mocking coronavirus victims in a video released on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The midfielder had earlier mocked an Asian man, joking about the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped many people across the world (particularly in China).

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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli apologises for mocking coronavirus victims

Dele Alli’s caption on the social media platform read as, "Hi guys, it's Dele. I just wanted to apologise on my behalf for the video I posted on Snapchat yesterday, it wasn't funny and I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club.” The midfielder further said, "I don't want you to have that impression of me because it wasn't funny and I realised that straight away and took it down.”

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Dele Alli appears to mock coronavirus victims

In the early video that Dele Alli posted on Snapchat, he is seen wearing a mask with a concerned look. In another story, the player shows a bottle of handwash, with the caption, “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me og.“

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Spurs will next play against Aston Villa

Delle Alli has been in decent form this season, having scored eight goals along with four assists in 28 games. His side are placed sixth on the Premier League points table with 37 points to their credit. Tottenham Hotspur will next play against Aston Villa on Sunday in the Premier League.

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