Blackburn issue apology to Allardyce

Blackburn Rovers and Venkys have issued an apology over former manager Steve Kean’s embarrassing verbal assault relating to Sam Allardyce’s departure from Ewood Park on 13 December 2010, reports the Daily Mail.

Rovers have apologised for a false allegation levelled in Allardyce’s direction by Kean, who said that the West Ham manager’s sacking in 2010 was the result of his “crooked” nature as a man.

Kean was caught unaware as he spoke to fans in a bar. The fans captured footage of the whole conversation which was posted, and still available to view, on YouTube.

A club statement read: “During the summer of 2011, Mr Steve Kean was this Club’s manager and accompanied the players of Blackburn Rovers on a pre-season tour of the Far East.

“Whilst in Hong Kong, Mr Kean was in a bar and falsely alleged that Sam Allardyce, our previous manager, was sacked by us because he was a crook.

“This is completely false and we apologise to Mr Allardyce for the embarrassment and distress caused to him by Mr Kean.”

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