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NEWS: Coventry City defender Chris Stokes will be subject to an internal investigation following a social media remark

3 May 2016

The club would like to stress the offensive remark was completely unacceptable and won't happen again in the future...

Coventry City defender Chris Stokes will be subject to an internal investigation following his use of an offensive remark on social media.

The 25-year old left-back used a homophobic remark whilst commenting on the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham.

The tweet was quickly deleted and the player tweeted out an apology for the remark soon after. 

Stokes has extended that apology this morning, saying: "I'd like to apologise for any offence I've caused.

"It was a brainless moment from me and I'm really disappointed in myself for using that term, I'm not homophobic at all. However, I know it is not acceptable by any means and I'm really sorry to any of our supporters or anyone in the wider public who have been offended by the remark."

The club will have an internal investigation into Chris Stokes' behaviour on social media and his use of the term. The club would like to stress that it is completely unacceptable for any of our players or staff to express such remarks at any time.

Coventry City FC expect the highest level of professionalism from our players as we're a family club and we want our players to act as role models in the Coventry and Warwickshire community.

We will work with organisations such as Kick it Out and Football v Homophobia to help educate Chris and the squad on why this term is unacceptable to make sure this doesn't happen again in the future.

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