That's not funny! Comedian in hot water over 'Klingon' Lescott Tweets
09:11 GMT, 13 June 2012
Comedian Omid Djalili has been forced to apologise for offensive Tweets about Joleon Lescott.
The British-Iranian performer branded the the England defender a 'Klingon' – apparently unaware his scarred forehead was caused when he was knocked down by a car and dragged along the road when he was aged just five.
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After Lescott scored against France, Djalili tweeted: 'I love u Lescott. Never said u were a deformity. Always rated him' and 'To be fair a lot of forehead to aim for #Lescott.'
And at the final whistle, he added: 'Bravo England, even though u give me 3 kinds of bowel disease watching you. Love Lescott. 1st Klingon at Euros.'
But some of his followers took offence at his 'disrespectful' comments and Djalili quickly repented.
'Like to apologise to Joleon Lescott if any tweets made last night caused offence,' he tweeted. 'No idea he's been injured in a car accident aged 5. Shouldn't make remarks about people's appearance whether they've been injured or not. Come on England!'
He later added: 'I spend 15 per cent of my waking hours apologising.'