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Jose Mourinho accepts Dele Alli's apology after Tottenham star shared coronavirus video

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'It was never his intention to hurt or offend': Jose Mourinho accepts Dele Alli's apology after the Tottenham star appeared to mock an Asian man amid the coronavirus outbreakJose Mourinho has accepted Dele Alli's apology after mocking an Asian man The Spurs star made the joke amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak Mourinho has defended 'great guy' Alli and said it was not his intention to offend 

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has accepted Dele Alli's apology after the midfielder appeared to joke about the coronavirus on social media.

Alli posted a Snapchat video on Saturday in which he joked about the virus outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man. The Football Association has written to Alli to seek his observations about the post, for which the 23-year-old has apologised.

Mourinho said: 'I spoke with him about that but it was quite an easy conversation because he was very sorry about - let's say, the mistake - but it was never his intention to hurt or offend.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has accepted Dele Alli's apology for an offensive video he shared

Dele Alli landed himself in hot water after posting an insensitive video about coronavirus

In the video, he appeared to mock an Asian man and snapped a picture of some handwash

The 23-year-old has since taken the video down, and then posted an apology video on Weibo

'He immediately regretted and recognised it was a young generation mistake and he apologised. So my conversation was easy. What can I say, I can say he regrets and that is the best feeling he can show.

'I have a son at the same age as Dele and many of the players. I know social media is for his generation but when you are a public person like footballers are, they have to know and they have to be very, very careful.

'Dele is a great guy. The last thing he is is anything connected with racism.'

Mourinho has stressed that 'the last thing he is is anything connected with racism'

 

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