Tottenham forward Dele Alli will miss out when his side host Manchester United on Friday following a game ban by the FA
The suspension came after the 24-year-old posted a video on his official Snapchat account in February in which he appeared to mock an Asian man and joke about the coronavirus outbreak.
“In response to the FA decision, I would like to apologize again for any offense caused by my behavior,” Alli said in a statement to the club’s website.
“It was an extremely poorly judged joke about a virus that has now affected us more than we could ever have imagined. I’m grateful that The FA has confirmed that my actions were not racist because I despise racism of any kind.
“We all need to be mindful of the words and actions we use and how they can be perceived by others.”
Alli was also fined £50,000 and ordered to undertake a face-to-face education course following a breach of FA Rule E3.