A video has emerged purporting to show the aftermath of a racist incident involving one or several students from Kingston University (KU).

The video was posted to Twitter yesterday (April 15).

It showed a group of semi-clothed students from KU Rugby Football Club (KURFC) during a sports tour to Croatia.

Twitter user Harrison Flesch said that one of the students appearing the video racially abused his friends.

Mr Flesch said: "Kingston university rugby, absolute vile bunch of racists, racially abusing my friends calling them the N word and then laughing saying it was just a joke..."

After the video appeared online, it was re-posted thousands of times by Twitter users. 

KU's Twitter account responded later on Monday, saying they would investigate the video further.

Replying to Mr Fletch on the micro-blogging site, KU said: "Thank you Harrison, we will escalate this."

Speaking to the Surrey Comet Tuesday afternoon (April 16), KU said that the student who had allegedly used racist language had been removed from the tour, and reiterated that they were investigating the matter further. 

A spokesperson for KU said: "A student accompanying the Kingston University Rugby Football Club on a visit to Croatia has been removed from the tour and will be returning to the United Kingdom following allegations he directed racist language at a member of another party.

"The University will be working closely with the Union of Kingston Students, which runs student clubs and societies, to fully investigate the incident reported, which occurred on a trip organised by a third party operator.

KU added that they regarded the allegations as extremely serious and endorsed the multicultural student community at the university. 

KU said: "The University is proud of its vibrant, multi-cultural student community. It takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously as all members of the Kingston community are expected to abide by the highest standards of behaviour at all times."

Meanwhile, the person at the centre of the allegations posted a video to Twitter apologizing for the incident. 

In the video, he said: "I did not mean it maliciously...I did not mean to offend anyone whatsoever."

The third party company who organized the tour condemned the purported behaviour and said they were cooperating with KU's investigation. 

I Love Tour said via Twitter: "ILOVETOUR does not tolerate racism. We are working closely with Kingston University London and The University of Sussex to investigate and act on a reported incident and we will provide an update as soon as we can."

KURFC were contacted for comment.