"I let myself down and the club"
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has apologised for making a joke about the Coronavirus on his social media.
Alli had posted a video on his Snapchat showing himself wearing a mask with the caption “Corona whattttt, please listen with volume.”
He then cut to an Asian man before showing a bottle of hands sanitiser, which he captioned “virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me og.”
The 23-year-old deleted the post and his since apologised on Weibo.
“It wasn’t funny and I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club,” he said.
“It isn’t something that should be joked about. I’m sending all my love and all my thoughts and prayers to everyone in China.”
The death toll from the Coronavirus currently stands at 908 with over 40,000 confirmed cases globally.
In recent news, two British university students made £10,000 selling Coronavirus masks whilst 10,000 people in Hong Kong queued for 30 hours for them.
Meanwhile, Michelle Phan addressed the racist abuse related to the Coronavirus on her social media.
Elsewhere, a Chinese woman was asked to leave her market stall in Wales due to Coronavirus concerns.
What’s more, Asian passengers have reported Coronavirus-related discrimination from Uber and Lyft drivers.
Other industries around the world are also being impacted by the effects of the virus. Donnie Yen‘s latest film Enter The Fat Dragon has pulled its China release due to cinemas being closed in China.
Coronavirus test kits were recently likened to “winning lottery tickets” in Wuhan.
On Amazon.co.uk, a pack of 50 3-ply masks is currently selling for almost £340.
In related news, rapper 50 Cent recently suggested to President Trump that he should send “motherfuckers back to China” in an attempt to solve the crisis.
In other related news, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang recently slammed her opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk for making a racist Coronavirus joke.
Additionally, a 13-year-old Chinese boy was reduced to tears after a group of Italian racists hurled slurs at him about the virus.
Meanwhile, a 62-year-old Chinese doctor in Wuhan has died after treating patients for the virus.