Chinese FA Dissapointed With Chelsea After Controversial Kenedy Instagram Video
The Chinese FA has encouraged Chelsea to take serious notice of the backlash that they received after promising youngster Kenedy posted two offensive posts to his Instagram.
The 21-year-old Brazilian winger was sent back to London by his club after some sections of the crowd were booing him during Chelsea's 3-0 Friendly win over Arsenal.
According to the Mirror, a spokeswoman said “We have taken notice of the inappropriate behaviors involving Mr. Robert Kenedy, the strong reaction of the fans as well as the apologies made by Mr. Kenedy himself and Chelsea Football Club.
"A professional player serves as a role model of the society and the world at large. We hope the club and the players have learnt a good lesson from the incident.”
Chelsea and Kenedy have both apologised to the Chinese FA, and player took to his Instagram once again to apologise to any fans he had offended, saying "It was never my intention to insult or offend anyone at all and I now realise that my comments were totally inappropriate."
I would like to apologise to the people of China for the offence I have caused. It was never my intention to insult or offend anyone at all and I now realise that my comments were totally inappropriate. I wish to state that I have tremendous respect and admiration for the Chinese people and their country. I would also like to apologise to my club Chelsea and all my companions who I have let down by my posts. I fully understand the responsibility of representing my club and it was never my intention to cause this embarrassment nor disrespect.
Chelsea have one more match on their pre-season tour as they take on Inter Milan on Saturday in Singapore before returning to England to prepare for the Community Shield match against Arsenal on August the 6th.