Andre Gray has issued an apology after homophobic tweets from the striker’s Twitter account resurfaced.
The Burnley frontman offered “a sincere and unreserved apology” after old Tweets from as far back as 2012 began to go viral. The tweets have been widely condemned, in particular in respect to the repeated homophobic comments.
Earlier on Saturday, Gray scored his first ever goal in Burnley’s historic 2-0 win over Liverpool. Later that night, he was forced to defend his comments in the following statement.
“I want to offer a sincere and unreserved apology to anybody I may have offended in relation to these tweets.
“The tweets were posted four years ago when I was a completely different person to the man I am now. I was at a very different point in my life back then – one that I’ve worked hard to move on from.
“I realise I have made some big mistakes, none more so than these tweets, but I would like to stress that I’ve worked incredibly hard to completely transform my life since that time.
“I do not hold the beliefs written in those tweets whatsoever. I can assure everybody that I am absolutely not homophobic.”
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