El Hadji Diouf: Father apologises after son is engulfed in Twitter race storm after blacking up his face to resemble player

Father apologises after football fan son, 10, is engulfed in Twitter race storm for blacking up his face to look like his favourite player El Hadji Diouf Leeds fan posted pictures of himself with El Hadji Diouf on Twitter Pictured with a blacked up face and white mohican to look like his heroPosed with Diouf and other Leeds players and manager Neil Warnock Caused backlash on Twitter with users accusing the child of being racist Child's father had to take to social networking site to defend his son By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 20:06 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 21:07 GMT, 2 January 2013 A ten-year-old Leeds United fan has become embroiled in an online race row after he blacked up to pose with his hero El Hadji Diouf. The child posted a series of pictures on his Twitter account provoking a backlash from users who said he was racist. But the primary school child said he did not realise it would be offensive and did it as a tribute to his footballing hero

Hit in the eye as he celebrated victory: Rio Ferdinand left with blood pouring from ugly wound after "coin" is hurled from the crowd at…

'What a shot!' Rio left bleeding as he is hit in the eye with a two-pence coin as he celebrated victory – but at least he can joke about it afterwards Rio Ferdinand struck by two-pence coin as Man United celebrate late winner The defender left with blood pouring from left eye after 'missile from crowd'City fan ran on pitch to confront bleeding Rio but was stopped by Joe HartRio tweets: 'Love the fans' banter but there is a point when it goes too far'Man United's Wayne Rooney pelted with coins as he took cornerOnlooker also arrested in stadium for racist chanting, police sayMan United stole victory 3-2 in clash with Man City | UPDATED: 20:53 GMT, 9 December 2012 Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was hit in the head by a coin thrown from the crowd as his team's derby clash with Manchester City ended in an ugly clash. Ferdinand was left bleeding from his left eye following the incident which took place in the aftermath of United's injury-time winning goal in their 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium