FORMER HULL CITY MANAGER APOLOGISES FOR THE ANTI-SEMITIC ABUSE ON BAKAYOKO

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Former Hull City manager Phil Brown has issued an apology for describing a performance from Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as a ‘Holocaust of a game’.

The former Hull boss featured on TalkSport on February 6 and likened Bakayoko’s display against Watford to the horrific genocide during World War II, which saw six million Jews murdered.

Bakayoko was sent off for two yellow card offences in the first half of Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat to Watford, and Brown stunned the media with his anti-Semitic speech.

Brown has acknowledged his comments were completely unacceptable and he has issued an apology to the Campaign Against Antisemitism.

“I am genuinely sorry for the hurt and distress I caused by what I said on Talksport last week,” he said.

“It was wrong, offensive and completely unacceptable. I am especially sorry for the significant offense I caused to every member of the Jewish community.

“I fully understand the meaning of the word I used and the horror it represents. I can’t believe I used that word. ‘I was wrong to do so and I am profoundly and wholeheartedly sorry.”

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