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Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith 'deeply sorry' for offensive video

The Peterborough gymnast says he is deeply sorry for the video Credit: PA

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith said he's "deeply sorry" after a video surfaced of him and a friend appearing to mock Islam.

The film appears to show Louis, with fellow gymnast Luke Carson, laughing while pretending to pray and shouting "Allahu Akbar".

The Olympic gymnast has since issued an apology on Twitter:

The gymnast admitted ‘what I did was wrong’ Credit: Twitter/ @louissmith1989

In a statement, British Gymnastics said it does not condone the mocking of any faith or religion.

British Gymnastics is appalled by such behaviours. Gymnastics is an inclusive sport and we are proud of members who portray the inclusive values of British Gymnastics. Members who break our code of conduct can face suspension or expulsion from our organisation. We will be investigating the behaviours reported.

– British gymnastics

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