Liverpool legend apologises to former Chelsea defender over feud

By on February 8, 2012

http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/gay-soccer-feb-12.jpgLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler has apologised to former Chelsea and England team mate Graeme Le Saux over an incident that took place 13 years ago.

Le Saux, who retired from football in 2005 following a spell at Southampton, had claimed that he was still affected by the perceived homophobic abuse he received from Fowler when playing in a match for Chelsea against Liverpool in 1999.

Speaking to the BBC, Le Saux said: “It was humiliating on many levels because it was a culmination of many years of abuse that I’d had.

“For an England colleague and a fellow professional footballer to actually endorse with his behaviour rumours that were spread about me was utterly offensive.

“I spoke to Robbie about it afterwards when we met up with England and he never apologised, not even privately.”

However, after being alerted to Le Saux’s latest comments, Fowler has used his Twitter page to send out a message to his former foe.

“Getting a few tweets about a Mr G lesaux… Graeme, I apologize for being childish many many years ago,” he said.

Fowler returned to Liverpool in January 2006 when he was signed on a free transfer by then manager Rafa Benitez.

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11 Comments

  1. Matty

    February 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    A bit embarrassing to read to be honest…….I’m a die hard red, but you were out of order in the first place Robbie. By saying you were ‘young’ & it was ‘many, many years ago’ you are not taking responsibility for your actions. When you factor in the fact Robbie posted in a picture of himself blacked up on twitter following the Evra case……….I don’t think he represents the modern fan. You were God as a player Robbie, but stick to buying houses in Manchester rather than being a ambassasor for LFC.

  2. Liverpool

    February 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    @matty. Oh shut up you old tart. If Robbie wasn’t the cheaky monkey he was, he wouldn’t have the passion he does… Same with Suarez. Let’s all jump on the PC wagon brigade bus and bore everyone to death.

  3. Dude

    February 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Shut up you idiot. Le Saux was a horrible little scumbag. I remember that game and he took Robbie out with an elbow. He was forever causing problems at whatever club he was at. When he got married whilst at Blackburn, not one of his teamates attended. What does that tell you? What happens on the pitch should stay on the pitch.

  4. Kaka

    February 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Matty Shut up you dumb ass robbie fowler is a legend of legends….

  5. ren

    February 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Fowlers a legend le saux was rubbish

  6. mop ed

    February 9, 2012 at 6:44 am

    If Le Saux is offended at being deemed homosexual, then isn’t that offensive in itself?

    He is basically saying it is shameful to be gay.

    If he wasn’t gay, then why would he be offended?

  7. Michael

    February 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Matty shut up you balloon. ‘dude’ is spot on.

    it’s part and parcel of the game. to get at the opposition, to wind them up. Also, i’m sorry to say this, do you think that was a genuine apology? You can not pick up on the sarcasm??? go and support your local club idiot.

  8. Miles

    February 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

    @mop ed: It is therefore perfectly OK to call your mother or sister a BITCH. After all, why should you be offended if neither of them is one.

    • Jack

      February 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Spot on Miles. No harm calling mop ed’s mother or sister a SLUT either. I am sure neither would be offended.

  9. Anon

    February 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    If you went through life with everyone thinking you were a transvestite when you weren’t and that offended you, would that be offensive in itself? Especially if you were mocked and taunted at every turn. Everyone wants to be recognised for whom or what they are surely. You clearly have no idea how it impacts your life when labels are attached to you and everyone assumes it to be true, worse I imagine, when you’re well known. So not a fair comment imo.

  10. darren

    February 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    miles and jack have both missed mop ed’s point here somewhat. I suggest that you both re-read what you’ve written and you’ll see that you’re equating bitch, slut and gay………………

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