By Emma Sanders
Former Aston Villa player Antonio Luna has issued an apology on Twitter after he was involved in a sex tape scandal.
A video which shows the player being involved in a sexual encounter with two other people, including Eibar teammate Sergi Enrich, went viral.
The third person involved was an unnamed woman but the footage clearly shows the La Liga pair’s involvement and they have now been forced to apologise.
A joint apology was issued on Enrich’s Twitter account and the duo claim the act was originally intended for “private” viewing.
— Sergi Enrich (@EnrichSergi) October 5, 2016
They confirmed the act was “fully consenting” and were not against the law. However, they admitted they regretted the images were published.
Luna and Enrich continued to explain they understood the consequences of the sex tape going viral and the effects it could have on the image of their club and its fans.
They rounded off their joint apology with a plea that the incident will not harm the club though it could be argued the damage has already been done.
The full tweet, translated by the Mirror reads: “We deeply regret that an indiscretion for which we are not responsible has led to these images being published without 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 colours we represent, and that it could have offended our supporters and that city of Eibar in general.
“We are aware that the professional footballers should set an 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 apologise for the damage the circulation of this video could cause to the third person involved in the video.
“We wish to stress that, as 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.”
Luna made just 18 appearances for Aston Villa but never looked like breaking into the first team and left two years after he was signed in 2013.
There has been no comment from Eibar as of yet, and no mention of further punishment to the players, who clearly understand the potential consequences of their actions.
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