Andre Gray denies he is homophobic and apologises for his offensive tweets 5 years ago

Andre Gray denies he is homophobic and apologises for his offensive tweets

Burnley striker Andre Gray was in dreamland when he helped his team record a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the Premier League.

But he will have come crashing down to earth later in the day when some old tweets of his came to light.

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Originally posted during his non-league days, Gray's homophobic and otherwise offensive tweets saw him come in for a heap of criticism from neutrals.

Gray deleted the offending material, but it lived on in internet screenshots, and he has since owned up to - and apologised for - his 'mistakes'.

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The full statement reads as follows:

"Firstly, I want to offer a sincere and unreserved apology to anybody I may have offended in relation to these tweets.

"The tweets were posted four years ago when I was a completely different person to the man I am now. I was at a very different point in my life back then - one that I've worked hard to move on from.

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"Thankfully a lot has changed in my life since then. I have experienced a lot over the past four years and have had to take responsibility for a number of things in my life which has enabled me to mature and grow as a person since that time.

"I have a lot of regrets regarding a number of things I've done in the past and realise I have made some mistakes, none more so than these tweets, but I would like to stress that I've worked incredibly hard to completely transform my life since that time.

"To clarify, I do not hold the beliefs written in those tweets whatsoever. I can assure everybody that I am absolutely not homophobic and as said previously I can only apologise and ask for forgiveness to anyone I offended.

"Thankfully I am not the guy I was back then and will continue to work hard both on and off the pitch to become a better person."

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