Scarlets and Wales full-back Liam Williams has apologised for any offence caused by a fancy dress outfit worn on Saturday, December 20.
Williams was pictured ‘blacked up’, apparently as Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, and has come under fire on social media on Sunday.
His region, the Scarlets, and the player himself on his personal Twitter account, have given statements, with the Wales full-back saying: “I’m very sorry for any offence caused by my actions. I’m not a racist and there was no malice behind it.”
The PRO12 side added: “Scarlets is fully committed to eradicating discrimination and promoting equality for both staff and our customers by treating people fairly and according to their needs.”
“Scarlets is proud of its record in promoting equality and non-discriminatory behaviour amongst all our employees and this applies to the way we behave to members of the public and to other employees.
“No further comment will be made by Scarlets Regional Ltd or the player.”