Louis Smith apologises for offensive video of him mocking Islam

Louis Smith apologises Picture: PA
The gymnast admitted ‘what I did was wrong’ (Picture: PA)

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has apologised after a video surfaced of him appearing to mock Islam.

In an apology posted on Twitter, the 27-year-old admitted: ‘What I did was wrong.’

Olympian Louis Smith on film ‘mocking Muslims’

He acknowledged that the video caused ‘deep offence’ and wrote: ‘I recognise the severity of my mistake and hope it can be used as an example of how important it is to respect others at all times.’

In the video, Smith laughs as retired gymnast Luke Carson drops to his knees and shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’.

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