By Chris Wright
(WARNING: Video contains some choice language)
It’s taken the best part of two years, but Blackburn have finally gotten round to formally apologising to former Rovers boss Sam Allardyce on behalf of fellow former manager Steve Kean, who was caught on tape in a Hong Kong bar a year ago, lightly boozed and gabbing with a group of fans – telling them that the club had sacked Allardyce for being ‘a crook’.
Blackburn’s apology reads:
“During the summer of 2011, Mr Steve Kean was this Club’s manager and accompanied the players of Blackburn Rovers on a pre-season tour of the Far East.
“Whilst in Hong Kong, Mr Kean was in a bar and falsely alleged that Sam Allardyce, our previous manager, was sacked by us because he was a crook.
“This is completely false and we apologise to Mr Allardyce for the embarrassment and distress caused to him by Mr Kean.”
The apology has been a long time coming, though we’re guessing that Allardyce taking to Kean to court over his remarks may just be something to do with the delay.
The legal action was reportedly settled yesterday, with Allardyce accepting ‘substantial’ damages from both parties – you know he’ll only go straight out and blow it all on
agents’ fees sweets.