A COMEDIAN who was meant to be performing in Worcester next month has been dropped by his agent after a row over tweets he sent in the wake of the Euro 2020 final.

Andrew Lawrence faced widespread condemnation after making offensive comments in the aftermath of England's heartbreaking penalty shoot-out defeat.

In one comment the 41-year-old, who has previously featured on the BBC, said he was 'sorry that black guys are bad at penalties'.

And in reference to the anti-poverty campaigning of Marcus Rashford - one of those to miss a penalty last night - he said he'd: 'Rather he'd (Rashford) practised his penalties and the kids had gone hungry.'

Another hateful tweet read: "All I'm saying is, the white guys scored."

Lawrence's agents have now cut ties with the comic. 

In a post on Twitter, RBM Comedy - which represents high profile stars including Miles Jupp and Hugh Dennis - said: 'RBM no longer represent Andrew Lawrence.'

Worcester Live has now cancelled the show set to be held in Huntingdon Hall and has confirmed ticket holders who were due to see Lawrence in August will receive a refund.