Friday 23 August 2019

Liverpool teen sorry over 'senseless' Kane attack

Liverpool's new teenage signing Harvey Elliott has been given a stern warning about his future conduct on social media after apologising for a video posting using derogatory language about Spurs striker Harry Kane. Stock photo
Liverpool's new teenage signing Harvey Elliott has been given a stern warning about his future conduct on social media after apologising for a video posting using derogatory language about Spurs striker Harry Kane. Stock photo

Chris Bascombe

Liverpool's new teenage signing Harvey Elliott has been given a stern warning about his future conduct on social media after apologising for a video posting using derogatory language about Spurs striker Harry Kane.

Elliott officially signed for Liverpool earlier this week, since when a Snapchat video emerged of the 16-year-old referencing Spurs' loss to his new club during the Champions League final in June.

The youngster said he is "truly sorry".

"I realise that my actions were immature and senseless," he said.

"The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual. I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused."

Liverpool have taken immediate steps to ensure Elliott is subject to the same education courses as other players with regard to social media use and the responsibilities of representing the club.

Because Elliott was not a club employee at the time of the posting he will not be fined. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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