Actor/funnyman Omid Djalili has apologised for jokingly comparing a soccer ace who was disfigured in a childhood accident to a Klingon character from Star Trek.
The Sex and the City 2 star was watching the England team take on France in the Euro championships in Poland on Monday (15Jun12), and made several comments on Twitter.com about the appearance of player Joleon Lescott, who was left with scars on his forehead after he was run over by a car aged five.
Djalili wrote, "I love u Lescott. Never said u were a deformity. Always rated him... To be fair a lot of forehead to aim for."
After England drew 1-1, he tweeted congratulations to the team but likened Lescott to a Klingon, an alien race who have large, ridged foreheads.
He added, "Bravo England, even though u give me 3 kinds of bowel disease watching you. Love Lescott. 1st Klingon at Euros."
Following a backlash from followers on the social networking site, he tweeted to say sorry: "Like to apologise to Joleon Lescott if any tweets made last night caused offence. No idea he's been injured in a car accident aged 5.
"Shouldn't make remarks about people's appearance wether (sic) they've been injured or not. Come on England!"