Sunday 11 December 2016

No need to apologise for 'Sister Act' of folly

Published 08/03/2014 | 02:30

Toni Duggan of England and Elisa Bartoli of Italy during the Cyprus Cup match between England and Italy
Toni Duggan of England and Elisa Bartoli of Italy during the Cyprus Cup match between England and Italy

England Womens' soccer international Toni Duggan apologised this week for any offence she may have caused at a recent fancy dress party.

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Her crime? Duggan dressed up as the fake nun played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film 'Sister Act.' As Duggan is Caucasian, this – naturally – required her to paint her face black.

She is also an ambassador for anti-racism campaigners 'Kick It Out', who have agreed to allow her retain that status after her apology for "the embarrassment caused".

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