Patrice Evra issues apology after making Joleon Lescott joke
Evra apologised for the joke
Patrice Evra has issued an apology after a joke was made in poor taste on his new series 'Pat TV'. In the online series, Evra pretends to commentate on the Euros while imitating players and supporters.
.@JoleonLescott I don’t know why they make me say this! I promise you this was not my idea 😂 Welcome to #PatTV the new voice of #Euros2020 I’m too crazy, they can’t stop me now! #ilovethisgame #positive4evra #Euros2020 #euro2020 #Denmark #Wales #WalesDenmark #PatTV pic.twitter.com/K5vhwLSRtq
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) June 26, 2021
The following day, Evra posted an apology on Twitter.
"I have to apologise to Joleon Lescott 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 (sic) said this. Jo I hope you can accept my apology.”
Despite his apology, Evra has yet to delete the video.
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
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) June 27, 2021
When he was five, Lescott was involved in a car accident that resulted in the scar on his head. In 2006, Lescott talked about his scarring with The Independent: “I have a scar but I have nothing to worry about. 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.
“I know there was a time when my mum and dad didn’t think it would turn out as good as it has done, put it that way, but thankfully the doctors worked their magic.”