Jamie Vardy 'racist' slur: Leicester City striker apologises after comment in casino

Vardy said he 'wholeheartedly' apologised for any offence he caused

Doug Bolton
Monday 10 August 2015 07:54
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Jamie Vardy, Leicester City FC striker, apologised for his racist outburst
Jamie Vardy, Leicester City FC striker, apologised for his racist outburst

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has apologised following allegations that he made a racial slur in a casino.

The Sun on Sunday published a video of the alleged incident, which is believed to have taken place on 26 July.

It appears to show Vardy directing a racist slur at another patron of the casino, and repeatedly telling him to "walk on".

The 28-year-old footballer said: "I wholeheartedly apologised for any offence I've caused."

"It was a regrettable error in judgement I take full responsibility for, and I accept my behaviour was not up to what's expected of me."

Leicester City FC said they "expect the highest standards" from their players on and off the pitch, and said they would be beginning an investigation into the incident straight away.

In June, three Leicester City players - James Pearson, Tom Hopper and Adam Smith - were sacked from the club after an investigation into a racist sex tape they made while on tour in Thailand.

On 7 June, Vardy played in his first international match, playing for England in a friendly with the Republic of Ireland.

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