Liverpool starlet Harvey banned for two weeks over Harry Kane video
The FA have this afternoon confirmed that Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has been slapped with a 14-day ban, following an investigation into a video in which he appeared to mock Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
On the back of mounting speculation over the course of the summer, prodigious starlet Elliott made the move from Fulham to Liverpool at the end of July.
After making his way through the Cottagers’ youth ranks, the English wide-man broke into the first-team ranks of the capital outfit for the first time last season.
This subsequently saw Elliott make his senior bow at the tender age of 15, in a League Cup meeting with Millwall last September.
The gifted teen then went on to become the youngest-ever player to feature in a Premier League clash, after being introduced as a late substitute by Scott Parker during Fulham’s meeting with Wolves back in May.
As such, it goes without saying that Elliott was viewed as an absolute star in the making at Craven Cottage.
Unfortunately for the Londoners, though, the English U17-international’s breakthrough season also saw him emerge as a target for some of English football’s top clubs.
This eventually led to Elliott being coaxed away from Fulham by the wide-man’s most-insistent suitors, Liverpool:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 28, 2019
The speculation surrounding his future, however, proved far from the only reason for Elliott’s name circulating throughout the media over the summer.
Footage of the teen posted on Snapchat, during which he appeared to offensively impersonate Spurs star Harry Kane, under the caption ‘F**king m*ng’, surfaced online.
Elliott was understandably the subject of a quick and heavy backlash, with the English U17-international having today been punished for his poor judgement.
As confirmed a short time ago, the FA have slapped Elliott with a 14-day ban from domestic club football:
Harvey Elliott has been banned for 14-days by the Football Association following an investigation into video footage in which he mocked Harry Kane.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) October 11, 2019
The FA added that their decision was influenced by the fact that Elliott’s actions in the video in question were “aggravated by reference to a disability”.
‘Do not represent who I am as a person’
It should also be noted that the Liverpool talent actually previously moved to apologise to Harry Kane, via a heartfelt post on Instagram:
‘I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video of me currently circulating on the internet.’
‘The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual but I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless.’
‘I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up, and I am truly sorry.’
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