Dundee United player contrite and apologetic for blackface


Dundee United defender Jamie Robson has been disciplined after he painted his face black for a fancy dress party earlier this month.

The 20-year-old was picture on social media at a party being thrown by one of his fellow Dundee United players.The club have launched an investigation into the incident.

In a statement the Scottish Championship club released on Wednesday they said: 

“Dundee United can confirm Jamie Robson has been disciplined in relation to his actions at a players’ social event earlier this month.

“As a club, we have high standards concerning the behaviour and actions of our staff, and on this occasion, Jamie has fallen short of these expected standards.

“Dundee United is also fully committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity. The player’s actions were potentially offensive and, with the club’s support, he will undertake some diversity and inclusion training.”

Dundee United statement

Robson also commented on the statement saying: 

“As soon as I became aware that I could offend, I took immediate action and removed both the make-up and costume.

“I full accept the naivety of my actions and can see that my actions fall short of what is expected by a professional footballer.

“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.”

Jamie Robson

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