Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy has apologised after allegedly racially abusing a man at a casino, according to the Telegraph.
The 28-year-old – who opened the scoring during the Foxes’ opening day win over Sunderland yesterday – became involved in a confrontation after he felt that a man was standing behind him at a poker table so he could look at his cards (via Telegraph).
The former Fleetwood Town forward then reportedly used a derogatory term to describe the bystander, and had to be restrained by teammate Ritchie De Laet when another gambler became involved, the Telegraph report.
Vardy has now apologised following the allegations (via Telegraph).
“I wholeheartedly apologise for any offence I’ve caused,” he said.
“It was a regrettable error in judgement I take full responsibility for and I accept my behaviour was not up to what’s expected of me,” he added.
His club also issued a statement regarding the unsavoury event, suggesting an internal investigation would be held into the matter.
“We have noted Jamie’s apology and will begin a process of investigation into the incident imminently. There will be no further comment until this process has concluded,” the statement read.
The incident comes just months after three Leicester City players – including the son of former manager Nigel Pearson – were sacked by the club after they filmed themselves taking part in an orgy with a group of Thai girls, where they also racially abused the women (via Telegraph).
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