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Patrice Evra Apologises For Joke He Made About Joleon Lescott

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Patrice Evra Apologises For Joke He Made About Joleon Lescott

Patrice Evra has apologised after making a joke about Joleon Lescott's hairline.

The former Manchester United player shared a video to his Twitter account ahead of Wales' Euro 2020 match against Denmark yesterday (26 June), which took place in Amsterdam.

In the video, the 40-year-old made a remark about the Dutch city being famous for drug use and the height of the retired footballer's hairline.

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He said: "So today, I'm reporting from Amsterdam, the city where a lot of jiggy jiggy, jiggy jiggy happens.

"And a lot of people get as high as Joleon Lescott's hairline."

The joke went down well with a few of the footballer's thousands of followers, however, it appears as though Evra was unaware that it was a particularly sensitive topic.

Lescott was involved in a near-fatal car accident when he was just a young boy, which left him with scarring to his forehead.

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In a post earlier this afternoon, Evra apologised to the ex-England star for the comments, saying he meant no offence.

He said: "I have to apologise to @JoleonLescott and his family, the joke was never meant to cause hurt it was only meant as light hearted banter, had I known then what I know now, I would have never of said this.

"Jo I hope you can accept my apology."

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Speaking back in 2006 about the horrific incident, the former Manchester City defender said he was fortunate to get out of it alive.

Lescott, now 38, told the Independent: "I was lucky. A lot of people have come off a lot worse than I did.

Joleon Lescott has a scar on his head from a car accident when he was a child. Credit: PA
Joleon Lescott has a scar on his head from a car accident when he was a child. Credit: PA

"I saw another little boy in hospital who came in without a scratch, but had suffered brain damage after being hit by a wing mirror.

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"I have a scar but I have nothing to worry about."

He added: "I had a major operation straight away and several more over the next few months but I was young and didn't really know too much about what was going on."

Back in 2012, comedian Omid Djalili issued a public apology after he compared Lescott to a 'Klingon' - a character from Star Trek.

"Like to apologise to Joleon Lescott if any tweets made last night caused offence," he tweeted.

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"No idea he's been injured in a car accident aged 5. Shouldn't make remarks about people's appearance whether they've been injured or not."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Manchester City, Football, Manchester United, England, Twitter

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