Premier League chief apologises for off day

PREMIER League chairman Sir Dave Richards has apologised after claiming that FIFA and UEFA had “stolen” football from England following an unfortunate day in Qatar which ended with him falling face first into a pool.
Richards, who was taken to hospital in Doha for checks after tripping and falling into a fountain pool, made the remarks at a conference yesterday – comments which the Premier League and Football Association moved quickly to distance themselves from.
Richards apologised for any offence caused by the remarks at the International Sport Security Conference, saying he had intended to be “lighthearted” and that he would be writing to UEFA and FIFA to make that clear.
He had said: “For 50 years, we owned the game, we were the governance of the game. We wrote the rules and designed the pitches.
“Then, 50 years later, some guy came along and said, ‘You’re liars’, and they actually stole it. It was called FIFA. Fifty years later, another gang came along called UEFA and stole a bit more.”
Next time, let’s just send in Mr Bean.

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