Footballer Tom Hopper is sacked by Leicester City following Thai sex tape

Tom Hopper, Leicester City.
Tom Hopper, Leicester City.

Tom Hopper has been sacked by Leicester City after appearing in a sex tape which also included a racial slur.

The Boston-born footballer, who attended Skegness Grammar School, has had his contract terminated by the Foxes.

The 21-year-old and his development squad teammates Adam Smith, 22, and James Pearson, 22, the son of manager Nigel Pearson, were filmed taking part in sex acts while on an end-of-season tour of Thailand with their club.

An off-camera racial remark aimed at one of the women in the video can also be heard.

The trio have all apologised for their behaviour, but their club decided to end their employment.

A City statement said: “Leicester City Football Club has notified Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson that their contracts with the club have been terminated.

“The decision follows the conclusion of an internal investigation and disciplinary proceedings, as a consequence of events that took place during the club’s end-of-season goodwill tour of Thailand.

“Leicester City Football Club is acutely aware of its position, and that of its players, as a representative of the city of Leicester, the Premier League, the Football Association and the club’s supporters.

“It is committed to promoting a positive message of community and family values and equality, and to upholding the standards expected of a club with its history, tradition and aspirations.”

Hopper - who joined Leicester after becoming the youngest-ever player to appear for Boston United - made his first-team debut for the Foxes in an FA Cup match against Swindon Town in January 2012.

He has also spent time on loan at Bury and Scunthorpe United.