Under-pressure Ghana coach Avram Grant has made an instantaneous clarification that he never issued any apologized to Ghanaians for his comment because to him, the use of that vulgar word was not meant to insult anybody.
The 60-year-old Israeli who has come under intense public outrage following comments he made at a post match presser in Accra says doesn’t need to apologise
The Black Stars coach told Ghanaians to “concentrate on the football and not the ‘bullshit” if the country wants to reach higher heights in football.
“If this nation will concentrate on the football , and just the football because there is a lot of passion, we can reach higher, high level. It is a long term target ,but it’s achievable,” he said at a post match presser.
But his rather erratic comment sparked a barrage of criticisms and tongue-lashing with several people calling for the Ghana FA to take action against the Israeli.
The Ghana FA swiftly spoke to the former Chelsea boss who said he had “withdrawn” the comment , and further explained the reasons why he used it.
It was widely in the media that Grant had issued an apology but Grant, speaking at the University of Ghana Business School on Friday said he “never apologised” for using the word
According to him, he only retracted the word bullshit after his attention was drawn to the fact that Ghanaians had taken offence to the word.
“I didn’t apologise and I don’t need to apologise because I didn’t insult anybody”,
“If you follow all my career I never insult anybody so they took it out of context..it is a word that I didn’t know that here it’s not but I use it, if you see my interviews in sky, if you see I always speak with my children we always say cut the bull***t”
“I don’t know why people took it for negative side”, He concluded.
He continued by praising Ghanaians as being very “kind” and ” welcoming” and will never disrespect them in anyway.