Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho claims Dele Alli showed “humility” by apologising for his Snapchat video mocking the Coronavirus outbreak.
Alli posted a video in which he appeared to mock an Asian man and the deadly virus.
The video was met with outrage and was then swiftly deleted by Alli, before the midfielder posted two apologies – including in a video posted to Chinese social media platform Weibo.
Mourinho claims the matter is now closed and claims Alli showed “humility” in apologising.
“It was quite an easy conversation because he was sorry about the mistake but it was never his intention to hurt or offend,” Mourinho said.
“He immediately regretted it, recognised it was a young guy mistake, a young generation mistake. And he apologised. So my conversation was easy, it was not a contradiction of ideas with me unhappy and him not understanding why.
“It was so simple. He regrets it, and that’s the best feeling he can show and to have the humility to apologise is remarkable because sometimes young people make mistakes and do not realise.”