Esha Gupta apologises to Nigerian football player - Read letter
New Delhi : Esha Gupta, who was slammed for making racist comments against a Nigerian footballer Alexander Iwobi, has penned an apology letter to him.
In the letter Esha writes, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed and caught up in the game."
According to news agency IANS, she said she "clearly did not realise the racial undertone" from her friend's message, which she had shared on Instagram last week.
"For this, I am deeply regretful. I cannot begin to imagine how much I have hurt your sentiments. Racism has absolutely no place in my heart, and I promise you, for whatever it's worth, going forward this will never happen again," Jannat 2 actress said in her letter according to IANS.
She also wished for an acceptance to her apology by Iwobi for her 'careless action'.
Esha even wrote a letter to the Arsenal Football Club, wherein she wrote, "I hope the club can accept my humblest apology and give me the opportunity to make amends. I promise to be very responsible from here on."
The whole controversy erupted after a whatsapp chat screenshot shown Esha Gupta comparing Iwobi to a gorilla.
"Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He's so bad ya,'' read the screenshot.
How do you feel about an Arsenal brand ambassador making these racist comments about an Arsenal Academy graduate? @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/Dfcpvl58mF— Chris (@LondonGoona) January 27, 2019