Liverpool News: Reds’ 16-year-old signing Harvey Elliot banned for 14 days by the English FA for mocking Harry Kane in a video on Internet.
Liverpool signed Harvey Elliot from Fulham this summer, making him the youngest player in the senior squad. Although, he has appeared only once for the senior side ever since the season started.
But the player is already in trouble before making a Premier League debut for Liverpool, as he is slammed with a 14-days ban by the English FA for mocking Harry Kane in a derogatory video.
The footage appeared earlier this season, where the footage showed Elliott watching the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Kane is pictured along with the caption: ‘F****** m***’.
The teenage accepted a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a video posted on social media. The law states, “Language and/or behaviour in the video breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was abusive and/or insulting, and constituted an ‘Aggravated Breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference to a disability,” an FA statement said.
Harvey Elliott has been banned for 14-days by the Football Association following an investigation into video footage in which he mocked Harry Kane.
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Furthermore, Elliot has been fined £350 and instructed to complete a face-to-face education course. The teenager earlier openly apologized for the video but it didn’t help in his case.
“I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet,” said Elliott in a message posted on Instagram.
“The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless.
“I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry.”
Elliot is deemed as the next big thing in the Premier League and this is why Liverpool invested in him at this age, it seems that the Reds will further keep an eye on the youngster to prevent this to ever happen again.