Roy Hodgson has been forced to apologise to England captain Wayne Rooney…
England manager Roy Hodgson has explained that he did not mean to cause offence to his captain Wayne Rooney, after commenting on his Scouse accent, and how it might impact on his leadership abilities.
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Reports in the Daily Mail explain that Hodgson previously said: “‘Everyone knows Wayne is not the sort of person, with his Liverpool accent, who is going to be able to stand up in front of a lecture room of people,” which was not take well by some onlookers.
Hodgson has since insisted that he did not mean to cause offence by making his ill-judged comment about the Manchester United star’s Scouse accent – because his wife is from Liverpool.
The former Liverpool and Fulham boss has since said: “Wayne knows I would never wish to offend him or anyone from Liverpool – my wife is from there. I apologised to him for the headlines but he didn’t even want one. And I’ve had no problem with my wife.”
The source adds that with Kevin Pietersen’s allegations of bullying in the England cricket dressing room still fresh in the public consciousness, Hodgson was quick to point out that he has never had any such issues with the Three Lions and insisted the spirit within the dressing room is good.
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