FootballerJarrod Bowen faces FA investigation and potential ban over N-word tweet he sent out at the age of 15
West Ham winger, Jarrod Bowen is facing FA investigation and a potential ban after an N-word tweet from 2012 was discovered.
The 24-year-old English footballer was just 15 at the time when he posted the comment.
The now-deleted post read: ‘That one friend that thinks their black #N*****please.’
The Football Association have confirmed they are aware of the post, which was made by Bowen when he was a 15-year-old playing in Hereford’s youth ranks, and have launched an investigation into the matter.
Bowen, 24, issued a statement on Friday morning, March 26, and admitted he was ‘immature’ after an old social media post resurfaced.
The statement read: ‘In 2012, when I was a 15-year-old kid, I posted an offensive and immature tweet.
‘I wish to apologise unreservedly for the unacceptable content of that post, especially to all connected with West Ham United.
‘This is not an example I wish to set and it certainly does not portray the values and principles that I hold.’
West Ham have spoken to the winger about the post and will deal with the matter internally.
The club said: ‘Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of West Ham United, and our zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination is embedded across the club. The club takes matters of this nature extremely seriously.
‘In regard to the tweet from 2012, we have spoken to Jarrod and he is aware of the club’s unequivocal stance in this area. He fully understands the requirements and responsibility upon him to always act in line with the club’s values. This will be dealt with internally.’
Bowen could face retrospective action if the FA determine he was a participant in the game at the time of the tweet.