Danny Rose has issued an apology through his agency, Base Soccer, for the interview he gave to The Sun newspaper earlier this week.
Statement from Base Soccer client, Danny Rose: pic.twitter.com/AvYZR5s3wv
— Base Soccer Agency (@BaseSoccer) August 11, 2017
The Tottenham left-back was highly critical of a number of things at the club, including Spurs’ wage structure and lack of ambition in the transfer market.
He also spoke honestly, but less critically, about the situation at Tottenham to the BBC earlier this year.
It’s fair to say Tottenham’s Danny Rose has been having these thoughts for a while.
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) August 11, 2017
Rose has been sidelined with a knee injury since January and is not expected to return to fitness until the end of August at the earliest.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the apology.
It doesn’t mean anything, he still meant ever word he said that day. https://t.co/lt80pbTyGq
— Nad (@nad_THFC) August 11, 2017
I think this Rose stuff might benefit us in the long run, now he’s apologised. I hope Levy sees sense and pays our players accordingly. Hope
— Stephen Vincent (@StevieV14) August 11, 2017
I mean, these don’t sound like the PR approved words of a man leading a squad-wide wage revolt, but what do we know… https://t.co/P4ftUgiJk1
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) August 11, 2017
Bare minimum, but to suggest he’s only now considering his actions is completely disingenuous https://t.co/Cvjvi4aKtv
— Ashley Lawrence (@AshleySLawrence) August 11, 2017
That’s alright then. No harm done. 😖 https://t.co/rcmNTNA2ns
— M (@Mr_Egregious) August 11, 2017
No doubt the apology was forced by the club, and the fact it has been released minutes before Poch press conference suggests PR spin. #THFC
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) August 11, 2017
Fair enough? Lot of fans agreed with much of the substance, but the timing was atrocious https://t.co/WMTAfhFNrF
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) August 11, 2017
Why would Danny Rose issue an apology? Genuinely didn’t believe it would do this damage? If apology isn’t genuine, what’s the point of it?
— Sibs (@SibsTHFC) August 11, 2017
#thfc Just mins before Poch’ press conference, Rose apologises. Now Poch when asked about him, ‘You saw he is sorry. All good. I’m so calm’.
— Dier Straits (@Dierbium) August 11, 2017
Smacked bottom for Rose then. Issue still will not go away imo
— Ergo (@SniersMoregut) August 11, 2017
Too late Danny, damage done (first hand) and an apology thru a 3rd party
— HotspurSam (@HotspurSam) August 11, 2017