Tottenham Hotspur forward Dele Alli is facing a Football Association investigation into a social media post apparently joking about the deadly coronavirus.
The FA have written to Alli asking for his observations which could lead to a potential ban and fine after he put a video on Snapchat which appeared to mock an Asian man.
Alli has now issued two public apologies and has stressed that it was a private post on Snapchat which only his friends could see but was leaked.
The FA must will decide after hearing from Alli whether to charge him and what punishment to take but it will come down to whether it is deemed as racist or offensive. Alli strongly denies it was in any way racist.
He issued a public apology when the story appeared in a newspaper at the weekend and then issued a further apology to Chinese social media site Weibo on Sunday.