Thursday 8 December 2016

Premier League players in 'orgy' tape probe say sorry

Published 01/06/2015 | 02:30

Leicester City player Tom Hopper, one of three footballers who allegedly filmed themselves in an orgy in which a Thai woman was racially abused
Leicester City player Tom Hopper, one of three footballers who allegedly filmed themselves in an orgy in which a Thai woman was racially abused

Three Premier League footballers who allegedly filmed themselves in an orgy in which a Thai woman was racially abused have apologised amid calls for them to be sacked.

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Leicester City football club said it is "deeply concerned" and has launched a probe after the emergence of a video apparently showing three of its squad in the video, in which a woman is called a "slit eye". Defender James Pearson (22) - the son of the club's manager Nigel - striker Tom Hopper (21) and goalkeeper Adam Smith (22) were said to appear naked in the video, obtained by the 'Sunday Mirror'. The club said the players "would like to convey their sincere apologies for their behaviour - to the women involved in the incident, to the club and its owners, to the club's fans and to their families".

Fans and members of the Thai community have called for the trio to be sacked, and the players are flying back to the UK, where they will be investigated by the club.

The club is owned by Thai billionaires and the shocking video was reportedly filmed while players were touring the country celebrating staying up in English football's top flight.

Irish Independent

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