By Chris Wright
Hallelujah! Saint Pepe has apologised for crushing Lionel Messi’s fingers on Wednesday night and guess what? He didn’t mean it, honest guv…
Here it is again in good ol’ fashioned ‘written down’ format for posterity’s sake using the PA’s translation:
“I wish to say yesterday’s incident with Leo Messi was unintentional, but I nevertheless want to apologise to him if he was offended because all I do is defend my team and this institution.
“I try and defend my team to the limit, give my heart and soul, and the thought of hurting a colleague has never entered my mind.”
To be fair, it probably never entered his mind because he is – to all intents and purposes – mindless.
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