/Coventry City defender Jak Hickman apologises to fans for comments made in drunken holiday video

Coventry City defender Jak Hickman apologises to fans for comments made in drunken holiday video

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The 20-year-old could be heard saying ‘f*** Cov’ and boasting about his wealth

Coventry City defender Jak Hickman has issued a grovelling apology to the club’s fans for his ‘disgraceful’ comments made in a drunken video.

The 20-year-old, who has not actually played for the club, was filmed on holiday boasting about his wealth and telling fans he was leaving, adding ‘f*** Cov’.

In the apology, he explains supporters ‘shouldn’t have to see someone giving it the big one,’ which is good of him, considering his career so far has included loan spells at Mickleover Sports, Ashton United and Hereford.

Hickman appeared in a two-minute video that has been circulated online by Coventry fans (it’s not clear whether the attempted moustache is some sort of inside joke)

Hickman appeared in a two-minute video that has been circulated online by Coventry fans (it’s not clear whether the attempted moustache is some sort of inside joke)

The 20-year-old academy graduate has yet to play a league game for the club

The 20-year-old academy graduate has yet to play a league game for the club

THE APOLOGY

“Just want to speak on the video what people seen yesterday,” the statement posted to his Twitter account said.

“It’s disgraceful on my behalf saying them words and I’m so disappointed in myself, I’m not going to try and condone what I said because it’s just not on.

“I have nothing but love for Coventry City football club. I know a lot of people have had their opinion what they saw and I cannot blame them.

“I’m on holiday with friends and I had a drink but that is not an excuse for what I said.

“All I can say is sorry and try to prove myself to you on the pitch where it matters, if I get the chance.

“I and anyone else I mentioned are not leaving their club just to clear that up, it was drunken words which were not acceptable and I didn’t want anything I said to be seen.

“People who know me personally will know what I’m like and will laugh but if you don’t I cannot blame you for thinking I’m an idiot.

“But it’s happened now, all I can do personally now is try and put it right.

“Secondly, I just want to say as fans of the club you lot shouldn’t have to see someone giving it the big one like that, thinking I’m something special when I’m far from it.

“And I’m very different to that if you know me personally. I’m just upset with myself right now.”

When asked for a comment by talkSPORT, the club said they were aware of the video and ‘the matter is being dealt with internally.’

The video did not go down well with fans, though there are some who put the incident down to his youth.