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Liverpool legend apologises to former Chelsea defender over feud
Liverpool 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.