Dundee United’s Jamie Robson has apologised for any offence caused after an image circulated on social media showing the young defender “blacked up” for a fancy dress party.
In a statement on the Dundee United website, Robson said: “I fully accept the naivety of my actions and can see that my actions fall short of what is expected by a professional footballer. As soon as I became aware that I could offend, I took immediate action and removed both the make-up and costume.
“I want to apologise for any offence I have caused, and I have also apologised to the club for not adhering to the standards expected.”
The club also confirmed that Robson has been disciplined and will be supported by the club through diversity and inclusion training.
United manager Robbie Neilson had confirmed on Tuesday that he had spoken to Robson.
“I spoke to Jamie briefly this morning,” he said.
“I expect the highest of standards from everyone at the club no matter where.
“Whether they are on the training ground, on the pitch or in their social life, so it’s something that the club will deal with internally and it’s something that will be dealt with in the next couple of days.
“I am not going to comment too much on it but, like I say, the standards at this football club have got to be of the highest and we will make sure that we get that.”