Newly appointed Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter has once again apologised for the rape comments that led to his dismissal at Indian Super League club Odisha.
Baxter sparked outrage after suggesting that one of his players would need to rape or b raped by someone in order to be awarded a penalty after his side lost a league match 1-0.
The comments led to Odisha terminating the contract of the former Bafana Bafana coach with immediate effect, after only eight months in charge.
The 67-year-old who rejoined Chiefs on a two-year deal on Wednesday admits that his comments were clumsy, insensitive and stupid.
“Given the unfortunate nature of my exit from India and the unfortunate comments and to be very honest stupid comments that I made. I felt strongly that I needed to make another apology before recommencing with my work in South Africa,” Baxter told the clubs’ media department.
“Anything that I said, that offended anybody, I humbly apologise. That does not reflect me as a person. But I do know that many people were upset and for that, I am truly sorry.
“In the future there will not be an issue with me, making such clumsy, insensitive and stupid comments. I really hope that anyone that was offended by my insensitive words will accept this really heartfelt apology,” he concluded.
The former Bafana Bafana coach is expected to begin life at Amakhosi as soon as his work permit has been sorted out.
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By Ofhani Munyai