Leicester City fire three players over sex tape in Thailand

Leicester City fire three players over sex tape in Thailand

Published Jun. 17, 2015 2:50 p.m. ET

LEICESTER, England -- English Premier League club Leicester has fired three players after a video emerged showing them in an apparent orgy with Thai sex workers, one of whom was racially abused.

Manager Nigel Pearson's son James, Adam Smith and Tom Hopper had their contracts terminated on Wednesday after the team's investigation concluded.

Explaining the decision, Leicester said ''it is committed to promoting a positive message of community and family values and equality.''

Leicester is owned by Thai billionaires Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha. The club was touring Thailand after narrowing avoiding relegation.

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