The Colombian forward sat down for a rare one-to-one with Sky on Friday, with the final cut being broadcast on Monday, and was conducted in Morelos’ native language of Spanish, with subtitles provided translating his comments into English for viewers.
One of the comments attributed to the 22-year-old stated he had been racially abused by Celtic supporters, but the Ladbrokes Premiership champions issued a statement last night insisting the translation was inaccurate, and the interview was subsequently pulled from all of Sky’s online and TV platforms.
And now Sky have offered an official on-the-record apology, saying via their official website: ‘We have identified inaccuracies in the translation of Sky Sports News’ interview with Alfredo Morelos.
‘We apologise to both Celtic and Rangers football clubs as well as Alfredo Morelos for the issues caused by these errors.
‘After numerous steps undertaken by Sky to verify the interview thoroughly we can be clear that at no point did Morelos allege that any racial abuse was directed at him by Celtic supporters in the interview.
‘We apologise to the supporters of Celtic Football Club for this serious error.
‘We are reviewing our procedures for translated interviews to ensure this does not occur in future.’
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