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Andre Gray offers apology for offensive homophobic tweets

Andre Gray offers apology for offensive homophobic tweets

Andre Gray has apologized for homophobic tweets posted in 2012

Andre Gray came under fire from the LGBTI community and allies last week when it was revealed he posted a series of racist and homophobic tweets.

Gray, 25, was banned from four games and fined £25,000 after a Independent Regulatory Commission meeting on Thursday. He will therefore not play at the first Premier League match with his team, Burley, where he is striker.

One tweet read: ‘Is it me or are there gays everywhere? #Burn #Die #Makesmesick.’

The young footballer went back to Twitter to offer an apology for his conduct. ‘Firstly, I want to offer a singer and unreserved apology to nobody I may have offended,’ he said.

‘The tweets were posted for years ago when I was a completely different man.’

He says a ‘number of things’ over the last few years have caused him to ‘mature and grow as a person’, and that he regrets the tweets.

He further clarifies that he is no longer homophobic. ‘I am absolutely not homophobic and as said previously I can only apologise and ask for forgiveness.

‘Thankfully I am not the guy I was back then.’

The full apology can be read below.

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