Chelsea apol­o­gizes for Kenedy’s nasty mes­sages

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Chelsea has apol­o­gized China for so­cial me­dia com­ments by Brazil­ian player Kenedy which it ac­cepts “caused great of­fence and hurt the feel­ings” of the coun­try dur­ing the Pre­mier League cham­pi­ons’ pre-sea­son tour. The 21-year-old Kenedy’s since-deleted In­sta­gram posts fea­tured a pro­fan­ity re­lat­ing to China and a mes­sage mock­ing a se­cu­rity guard he pho­tographed. Chelsea says Kenedy has been “strongly rep­ri­manded and dis­ci­plined,” adding on its web­site that it “solemnly and sin­cerely apol­o­gizes” to the Chi­nese peo­ple. The mes­sages were posted ahead of Chelsea’s 3-0 vic­tory over Arse­nal in Bei­jing on Satur­day. Chelsea says “the neg­a­tive im­pact we have seen over the last two days has left us shocked and sad­dened. Once again, we sin­cerely apol­o­gize for the hurt caused to our Chi­nese fans as well as to the Chi­nese peo­ple.”

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