Florence + The Machine's Rob Ackroyd Apologises To England Fans For "Misplaced" Tweet

14 June 2016, 15:16 | Updated: 14 June 2016, 17:36

Florence Welsh + Rob Ackroyd of Florence + The Mac

The guitarist previously commented on the violence involving football fans in Marseilles.

Florence + The Machine's Rob Ackroyd has apologised to England fans, after sending a tweet regarding the football-related violence in France this weekend. 

Following the news of clashes between English, French and Russian football fans in Marseilles, the Shake It Out guitarist is reported to have written a now deleted tweet, which said: "I hope the English fans are getting a right good kicking”.

Rob Ackroyd Tweet English Fans

However, Ackroyd has since taken to Twitter to apologise to fans and explain it was a "misplaced sentiment," adding that "all hooliganism is abhorrent".

See his tweet below: 

Meanwhile, Florence + The Machine are currently on their US tour, playing two dates at New York's Brooklyn Barclay Centre today and tomorrow night. 

The Dog Days Are Over band will return to the UK for a huge headline gig at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time at Hyde Park on 2 July 2016. 

See the line-up below: