Paddy Power apologises over homophobic language in video

Paddy Power apologises over homophobic language in video

Flutter Entertainment-owned Paddy Power has issued an apology over the use of “derogatory and offensive” language in a social media video, following criticism from campaign groups.

Published 7th August 2020

The video in question was Paddy Power’s ‘Fan Denial’, a weekly round-up of some of the comments posted by fans on social media about a specific game each week.

This week’s video was focused on the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Arsenal, but as highlighted by campaign groups, some comments featured in the episode included homophobic language.

Paddy Power admitted that it had “messed up” by including the language, and apologised to anyone offended by the post. The video has since been removed.

Kick It Out, an organisation committed to promoting equality and inclusion in football, hit out at the video and called on Paddy Power to remove the content from its social media channels.

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