03
Jan
2020

Three Leicester players caught up in Thai sex scandal apologise amid calls to be sacked

first_img Leicester City Three shamed 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.Leicester said it is “deeply concerned” and has launched an investigation after the emergence of a video apparently showing three of its squad in the offensive 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, all appear naked in the video, obtained by the Sunday Mirror.In a statement 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 Midlands club. 1last_img

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