Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has apologised to fans for posting a video to Snapchat appearing to mock an Asian man in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.
Alli posted the video on Saturday, where he appeared to film a man of Asian descent, along with the caption ‘Corona whatttttt, please listen with volume.’
He then posted an apology video on Chinese social media site Weibo, saying that it’s not a subject that should be joked about.
In the original video, Alli could be seen wearing a mask, while also appearing to feign 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.’
It sparked outrage, with some branding his behaviour as racist.
The deadly outbreak of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in China last month has caused travel restrictions, with almost 35,000 cases diagnosed around the world so far and over 700 deaths.