The Black Nottingham Forest player was regularly mocked on the Fantasy Football League TV show in the 90s, which the comic fronted with David Baddiel.
"I acknowledge it was a major mistake in judgement that showed a lack of real understanding," the frontman tweeted.
Black writers criticised the decision to scrap a 1988 show featuring two characters in mud masks as "counterproductive" and "stupid."
"Going forward, no comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness," she said.
The comedian said he didn't "regret” using blackface during an appearance on Radio 4's Today programme.
In a joint statement, the presenting pair said they would not make those sketches today.
The move follows the streaming giant's decision to pull Little Britain from its service.
A photograph of Desmond Swayne in blackface has surfaced days after he described the racist costume as "a bit of fun".
The scandal looms over Canada’s federal election.
The Liberal party leader needs to prove his allyship isn't a politically convenient wardrobe choice, writes Sadiya Ansari