Antonio Luna, 25, a defender with the Spanish club Eibar and his team-mate Sergi Enrich took to twitter to release a joint apology after a sex footage of the footballers with a lady made it to the internet.
Luna and Enrich blame themselves for the leak but were quick to let the public know the sexual act was consensual but express regret over the damage the tape could have on their reputation and their club's.
Below is the English version of the tweet:
"In light of the circulation on social media of a sexually explicit video in which we, the undersigned, appear, we want to state that the video shows a recording of a private act which took place between fully consenting adults, within the scope of the freedoms we all enjoy."
"We deeply regret that an indiscretion for which we are not responsible has led to these images being published aithout our knowledge or, far less, our consent."
"We likewise regret the potential damage [not only] to our image but in particular to that of our club, whose colors we represent, and that it could have offended our supporters and the city of Eibar in general."
"We are aware that professional footballers should set example in every walk of life, especially to children; this being the reason we apologise if this incident has caused harm to anyone."
"Equally, we want to apologize for the damage the circulation of this video could cause to the third person involved in the video."
"We wish to stress that, as SD Eibar players, an exemplary club that represents a set of fans and a city equally exemplary, we stand by the values that have been shown to us since we arrived in Eibar."
"We hope this incident does not in any way harm the image of the club, nor that of our team-mates."
"Sergi Enrich and Antonio Luna."