Liverpool apologise over former manager’s controversial comments on Man City youngster

Liverpool have reportedly had to apologise to Manchester City after controversial comments made by their former manager Roy Evans.

During commentary duty for the Reds on an Under-18s clash, Evans remarked that there were not many “normal names” in the team, apparently in response to City youngster Darko Gyabi, according to the Daily Mail.

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Gyabi is a 16-year-old midfielder from London, and Evans’ comments are certainly poorly judged and could come across as quite xenophobic.

The Mail claim that Evans himself also reached out to Gyabi’s representatives to apologise, while Liverpool got in touch with City about the pundit’s remarks.

Liverpool and City don’t have the best relationship at the moment anyway after becoming major title rivals in recent seasons, so this incident won’t have helped ease tensions between the clubs.

Let’s hope Evans can learn from this mistake and that Gyabi can simply continue to do his talking on the football pitch, with the teenager widely regarded as one of the most exciting talents in the club’s academy.

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  1. Mrs Miriam C Kavanagh says:

    A whole big fuss over nothing. Some names are hard to pronounce particularly eastern European or African names. It is not a race thing that appears to be made out. Any new surname that anybody comes across can be difficult to pronounce. There were a number of black players playing in the game between Liverpool and City under 18’s who had more common surnames.

    1. Greg says:

      I guess he thinks Roy Quentin Echlin Evans is more normal.

  2. Red Ted says:

    I suppose he should have said that there are not many indigenous British names. Although foreign names are the norm in London

  3. Charlie says:

    Knob is red Ted

  4. Jeremy Poynton says:

    Liverpool Football Cult are beyond obsessed with City. Witness their in-house village idiot, John Aldridge, who can’t STOP gibbering on about us.

    Horrid football club.

    1. blue says:

      correct he is. And they are.

  5. Alphie Izzet says:

    It’s a generational thing – hardly the fault of LFC.
    Allphie Izzet – CTID

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