Charlton’s Lee Bowyer has done a slightly comical u-turn and offered Rangers an olive branch after previously slandering both Rangers and Scottish football as a bad move for Joe Aribo.
The Addicks boss has had a bit of an axe to grind with Rangers and Steven Gerrard after we thieved the Nigeria star for a paltry £300,000, amidst his complaints it was a poor move for him and he should have switched instead to, of all places, Brentford.
But now the former Leeds man has backtracked on that and admits the move is working out for Aribo and he wishes he and Rangers all the best.
He said previously:
And has now updated his thoughts to:
Let’s face it, amidst emotion we all say stupid things. He was desperately angry to lose his best player, given he more or less made him into the player he’d become, and we don’t exactly blame him for being upset.
But unfortunately he let that get the better of him and said stuff he can’t really take back – even if he realises now that his lad has ‘gone to a better place’.
Still, it came close to a sort of apology. Didn’t it?