Former Rangers utlility man Matt Crooks has recorded a touching video to apologise to fans after current club Rotherham United posted a video of him speaking without including any subtitles.

Crooks apologised and thanks fans for their kind words, using sign language, as he explains that six members of his close family are deaf.

The original video was to show support for the EFL’s Day of Disabilities and included subtitles when Crooks used sign language but had no alternative for deaf or hard of hearing viewers when he spoke.

The Millers have since rectified that and reposted the video – fully subtitled – as Crooks and the club get behind the cause.

Crooks discusses growing up with deafness in his family and how it is just an everyday part of life for him as both his parents, three younger brothers and an aunt are all deaf.

The former Accrington Stanley star joined the Gers in a double swoop alongside Josh Windass but only managed three appearances in his sole season at Ibrox.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Matt Crooks of Northampton Town rises above Ariel Borysiuk of Queens Park Rangers to head the ball during the Carabao Cup first round match between Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town at Loftus Road on August 8, 2017 in London, England.
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He joined Northampton Town in 2017, spending 18 months there before signing for Rotherham at the start of the year.

He was joined by another Ger over the summer as Jake Hastie signed from the Millers on a season-long loan shortly after joining Rangers from Motherwell.

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