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Chelsea apologise for Kenedy’s video insulting China

Chelsea have issued an apology to the people of China after Kenedy posted offensive material on social media.

The English Premier League club also claimed that the Brazilian player has been strongly reprimanded and disciplined for posts that have now been deleted.

Kenedy posted two videos with dirty words against China and the people on his Instagram account on Friday ahead of the pre-season friendly against Arsenal in Beijing.

The two videos were made in reference to a Chinese sleeping security guard with caption “Porra China (f***ing China)” and “Acorda China, Vacillator (Wake up China. You idiot).”

“Kenedy’s actions were a mistake that he will learn greatly from,” read a statement on Chelsea’s club website.

“His behavior does not represent the entire team and does not align with the club’s high expectations and strict requirements of its young players.

“Unfortunately, even though he quickly deleted the messages and apologised, and the club also apologised through our Chinese social media channels, the damage had already been done.”