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Footballer Jamie Vardy faces probe after 'racist slur'

By Rory Dollard

Published 10/08/2015

Regrettable: Jamie Vardy
Regrettable: Jamie Vardy

Leicester City are to investigate a ''regrettable error in judgement'' by forward Jamie Vardy, after the England international was filmed allegedly using racist language in a casino.

The Sun on Sunday released footage that appears to show him abusing a fellow gambler in the casino, calling him "Jap" on three occasions.

In a statement, the 28-year-old said: "I wholeheartedly apologise for any offence I've caused.

"It was a regrettable error in judgement I take full responsibility for, and I accept that my behaviour was not up to what is expected of me."

Leicester issued their own response, promising to look into the incident.

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