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Footballers ‘extremely sad’ about teammate’s repost of Christian anti-LGBTQ+ sermon

by Premier Journalist

U.S. women's captain Lindsey Horan and striker Alex Morgan expressed deep disappointment on Wednesday over teammate Korbin Albert's recent social media activity, which they believed tarnished the national team's integrity.

Paris St. Germain midfielder Albert issued an apology last week for sharing a video from a Christian sermon criticising homosexuality and transgender identity, as reported by various news outlets.

“We just want to address the disappointing situation regarding Korbin that has unfolded over this past week,” Horan said in a video posted on Wednesday while sitting alongside Morgan.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to uphold the integrity of this national team through all of the generations, and we are extremely, extremely sad that this standard was not upheld.”

Morgan added: “We stand by maintaining a safe and respectful space especially as allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community.”

Albert wrote in a post to her Instagram story on Thursday night: “ I want to sincerely apologise for my actions on social media. Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful which was never my intent.

“I'm really disappointed in myself and am deeply sorry for the hurt that I have caused to my teammates, other players, fans, friends and anyone who was offended.”


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