Nikita Parris apologises to Eniola Aluko for 2017 celebration with Mark Sampson

Parris’ celebration came after the opening goal in a 6-0 win over Russia in a World Cup quaIifier

Forward Nikita Parris has apologised to former international team-mate Eniola Aluko for her show of support for then-England boss Mark Sampson in 2017.

Parris, 26, ran to celebrate with Sampson, who was accused of racially discriminating against Aluko and Drew Spence, after a goal against Russia.

An enquiry later ruled that Sampson had made unacceptable remarks to Aluko and Spence.

“Eni, I am sorry that my thoughtless actions caused you hurt,” wrote Parris.