Kick It Out statement on incident involving Leicester City development squad players
Kick It Out has released a statement in relation to the incident involving three Leicester City development players reported in a national newspaper on Sunday 31 May.
The statement read: “Kick It Out acknowledges the swift action taken by Leicester City Football Club in sending home the three players involved in the incident reported in the national media from the clubs’ post-season tour of Thailand to conduct a thorough investigation.
“Kick It Out notes that the players involved have apologised to the women involved and to those affected by their abhorrent behaviour.
“Professional footballers are reminded of their responsibilities as ambassadors for clubs, supporters, the local community and the game as a whole. If the investigation finds that the players have committed gross misconduct, we expect the club to take the appropriate sanction, as would occur within any workplace.
“In addition, The Football Association has been made aware of the incident and is liaising with the club to determine the facts.
“Kick It Out continues to offer its support and advice to the club at this time and will await the findings of their internal investigation.”