Hoddle apologises for Sky comments
Glenn Hoddle has apologised for comments made live on air while providing commentary on Sky Sports for Chelsea’s draw at Fulham.
After Chelsea’s £50m striker, Fernando Torres, miscontrolled a ball played over the top of the Fulham defence Hoddle remarked: “When it’s not going for you, it’s not going for you. It’s come off his chest, his knee and his toe. It’s almost like the Chinese player Knee Shin Toe.”
“I can only apologise to those who took offence,” Hoddle said today. “There’s no excuse. It’s an old football expression and I understand I can’t say things like that.”
Sky Sports recently parted company with Richard Keys and Andy Gray after a series of off-air recordings were leaked, while Hoddle lost his job as England manager in 1999 for comments he made about disabled people in newspaper interview.
From the Guardian