Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury apologises for historic racist tweet


Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury apologises for historic racist tweet

Hamza Choudhury, the Leicester and England Under-21 midfielder, has apologised after a series of offensive historic Twitter posts, including a racist joke, came to light.

The 21-year-old had been in the spotlight for a series of Tweets from 2013 and 2014 which were revealed over the weekend.

Some had racial references and were posted when Choudhury was 15 and 16 years old.

Choudhury was aged 15 and 16 when the tweets were posted

In a statement the youngster said: “I’ve learned a lot as a person in my early years as a professional – certainly enough to know that some of the thoughtless comments I have made in the past are both hurtful and offensive.

“They do not represent my true beliefs. I’m deeply sorry to anyone I have offended – both at the time and since they’ve been recirculated.

“I’ve grown up a lot since then and learned a lot about life, but I accept that I have to take responsibility for the comments I have made in the past and will be a better, wiser person for it.”

One was critical of women’s football, saying: “That has to be the worst advert sums up womens football to be honest.”

In June 2013, he wrote: “Why are black people so fast. Because the slow ones are in prison.”