Chelsea Send Brazilian Player Away From Pre-Season Tour For Racist Comment

Chelsea have sent Kenedy home from their pre-season tour after the Brazilian made a social media comments before a match in China.

BBC Sports reports that Chelsea had “solemnly and sincerely” apologised after fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism.

Kenedy made the comments in an Instagram posts before Chelsea’s  3-0 pre-season win over Arsenal, during which fans booed him.

The BBC Sports further reported that Kenedy later apologised but will now play no further part in the tour and has returned to the UK.

The Brazilian put two videos on Instagram, one featuring an expletive about China and another of a sleeping security guard with a phrase which translated as: “Wake up, China. You idiot.”

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