The 20-year-old, who recently switched allegiances from the Republic of Ireland to England, wrote ‘#UPTHERA’ on Instagram.
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Another message to a Ireland U17 team-mate read, "Wait 'till we draw England."
Rice, who received his first senior England call-up ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifying opener against the Czech Republic on Friday, was representing Ireland at youth level at the time.
"I recognise my attempt to show support for my team-mates at the time could be negatively interpreted," Rice said in a statement.
"While my naive words were not meant to be a political opinion and do not represent who I am, I sincerely apologise for any offence caused."
Rice represented Ireland’s senior side in three friendlies before confirming his switch to England in February.
Speaking on Thursday, England manager Gareth Southgate said Rice’s comments were not representative of what the player “believe” and “feels”.
Southgate said: "He's apologised. It's not representative of what he believes and what he feels. Outside of that it was when he was 15 or 16 and engaged in conversation with friends.
"We've probably said things, written things that would look different several years later."
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