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Dele Alli apologises for Snapchat video that mocked coronavirus outbreak and asian man – the independent, independent

Dele Alli apologises for Snapchat video that mocked coronavirus outbreak and asian man – the independent, independent
    

             

                                   

                                                                         

Dele Alli has apologized for posting a video on Snapchat in which he joked about the coronavirus outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The England and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder quickly deleted his video on Saturday, and on Sunday expressed his remorse via a video on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

There have been more than 823 confirmed deaths from the outbreak in China, with the number of cases exceeding , worldwide, including four confirmed cases in the United Kingdom.

                                                                                                                                                                                             

  

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The UK has declared coronavirus a “serious and imminent threat to public health”, which gives the government additional powers to fight the outbreak. A British man who caught the virus in Singapore also appears to be linked to at least seven other confirmed cases in England, France and Spain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Yet in posting the video, Alli admitted he had let himself and Spurs down, with the midfielder issuing a contrite statement on Sunday to apologise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    

        

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