Tottenham ace Dele Alli has been accused of “racism” for posting a video that mocked an Asian man over the deadly coronavirus.
The England star allegedly sent a string of offensive videos on Snapchat while at Heathrow Airport on Thursday.
One clip titled “Corona whatttttt, please listen with volume” shows the 23-year-old wearing a face mask as he films an Asian man.
The camera then pans to a bottle of antiseptic handwash, with another caption reading: “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”
But Alli has been accused of racism and mocking the deadly bug, which has so far killed 805 people globally – making it deadlier than SARS.
One source told the newspaper: “It is wholly inappropriate to be filming this man and making jokes about the coronavirus.
“People are dying all over the world. Is this sort of racism just fanning the flames?”
Alli, who is currently on a winter break from Spurs, said in a statement: “I regret posting the video on my Snapchat and I immediately removed it when I realised that it may cause offence.
“This was never my intention at all. For anyone that was offended, I’d like to offer my sincerest apologies.”
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