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Video: Father of terror victim condemns footballer's suicide bomber fancy dress costume

The father of a man from Oldham killed in the 7/7 bombings has condemned a Manchester United player who appeared as a suicide bomber at a fancy dress party.

The England international Chris Smalling has issued a public apology after a photo emerged of him wearing the costume at a private party in his home.

But Graham Foulkes whose son David died in the London terrorist attacks says it's one of the most offensive things he has ever seen and the footballer should have thought about the pain it would cause people.

This report from Rachel Townsend:-

Footballer apologises for fancy dress decision

Defender Chris Smalling Credit: PA Images

A Manchester United player has apologised for his "insensitive" decision to appear as a suicide bomber at a fancy dress party.

Defender Chris Smalling intended to make an elaborate pun on the popular "Jagerbomb" drink by strapping bottles of Jagermeister and Red Bull to his body, his management told the Associated Press.

He is pictured in The Sun appearing to wear an army-style vest with the alcohol bottles, a mock circuit board and cables attached. He also appears to be wearing an Arab kaffiyeh head dress.

Wasserman Media Group said in a statement to The Associated Press: "Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home.

"He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular 'Jagerbomb' drink.

"Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill-thought out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologises for any offence caused."

Graham Foulkes, 61, from Oldham, whose son David died in the London 7/7 suicide bombings, told the newspaper the 'jagerbomber' costume was "one of the most offensive things I have seen"