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United States Women’s midfielder Korbin Albert has apologised for sharing “offensive, insensitive and hurtful” social media posts.

The apology, for reportedly reposting anti-LGBTQ+ content on TikTok, followed criticism from former US captain Megan Rapinoe.

Paris St Germain player Albert, 20, said on her Instagram Story: “I want to sincerely apologise for my actions on social media.

“Liking and sharing posts that are offensive, insensitive and hurtful was immature and disrespectful, which was never my intent.”

Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe, pictured, had criticised Korbin Albert (Nick Potts/PA)

She said she was “disappointed” in herself and was “deeply sorry” for any hurt caused to “team-mates, other players, fans, friends and anyone who was offended.”

“I truly believe that everyone should feel safe and respected everywhere and on all playing fields,” she said. “I know my actions have not lived up to that.”

Rapinoe, who won 203 caps for the US and has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, did not refer to Albert by name in an Instagram post, which she said was “for all my trans homie enduring this horrific treatment day in and day out.”

“For people who to hide behind ‘my beliefs’, I would just ask one question,” she wrote.

“Are you making any type of space safer, more whole semblance of better, bringing the best out of anyone? Because if you aren’t, all you believe in is hate.”