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Accrington Chairman Holt Issues Apology
Wednesday, 26th Jan 2022 02:38

Accrington Stanley chairman Andy Holt has issued an apology for Saturday’s post-match comments regarding Town skipper Sam Morsy.

Holt tweeted “He’s a shit house is Morsy” following the match referring to the Egyptian international’s clash with Stanley midfielder Ethan Hamilton which led to the FA handing the 30-year-old a four-match ban, starting with Tuesday evening's 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.

In a statement issued via Accrington’s official website Holt, who after continuing exchanges of views with fans announced later on Saturday evening that he was leaving Twitter, apologised for the comment: “On Saturday, I lost my patience and made a derogatory remark about an opposition player on my Twitter account.

“I am not for one minute defending what he did. I am however apologising for any offence I may have caused him, his club or others by my public remarks.

“As a chairman of a football club (that I don’t want to be), I am allowed to have opinions, but I accept I should not voice them as I did.

“In the end though, I am what I am, no excuses. These situations have come with the territory with me all my life.

“I didn’t want to own a football club and I am used to saying things as I see them. I do not claim to be always right but at the time of making statements I always think I’m right.

“I hope I don’t do it again but cannot make any promises. That’s how I roll.”

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VanDusen added 04:08 - Jan 26
Too little too late. Will be a tasty game against them next season if we are still playing them.

rogie_dog added 04:59 - Jan 26
I'm sorry but I'm not sorry.

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 05:11 - Jan 26
Holt is what he is. I actually like and respect him for that. We all loved his interaction with Cam Burgess, and we're seeing the other side now. He's a man of the people, for better or worse.

brockleyblueboy added 06:18 - Jan 26
So that what sloth did with the money he made from the goonies! He bought a s*it house football club.

I do apologies for any any offence I made with this comment…but that’s how I roll!


Suffolkboy added 06:27 - Jan 26
Plainly often has little control of his mouth,and forgets to engage the brain ! Can imagine he might wel get into the wrong company allowed on the loose ,and needs to reflect ,if he can, onwhhat sort of emotions his behaviour could cause amongst ‘unruly ‘ supporters !
Maybe the FA should call him before a panel of equals and ask questions !

Umros added 06:49 - Jan 26
Hollow words having got his own way. I don’t accept the apology, the FA should act on the appalling words used by someone claiming to be a figurehead of a football club, my only interest is watching AC slide down the table. Club approach is not in spirit of football as we know it and have set a really poor example to my 14 and 11 year olds.

Suffolk_n_Good added 07:00 - Jan 26
Apology not accepted…. You are nothing, nor is your $%#^House club, this will not be forgotten…. See you next time

Saxonblue74 added 07:04 - Jan 26
Agree Umros, not a good example for your kids. Perhaps Morsy should be more of an example to them? As much as I don't agree with the way Holt dealt with the situation I quite like a few controversial characters in the game. It needs a few pantomime villains to break the monotony of the media trained, pre programmed robots that we normally hear from!

dyersdream added 07:16 - Jan 26
Is the Fa going to punish him for his remarks??

BiGDonnie added 07:34 - Jan 26
By far the ugliest owner in world football.

bluewarrior added 07:41 - Jan 26
What an odious see you next Tuesday. He’s laughing at us! Let’s hope we aren’t in this sh1t league next season but if we are then he’s in for a special welcome!

mojo added 07:43 - Jan 26
It doesn't sound like much of an apology to me.

SouperJim added 07:47 - Jan 26
Blimey, what a plank.

tractorshark added 07:47 - Jan 26
This just smacks of man wants to resurrect his Twitter account again.

Churchman added 07:51 - Jan 26
That’s not an apology. He’s just rubbing it in. He can take his apology and flat cap and shove them where the sun don’t shine.

SenatorBlue added 07:54 - Jan 26
Afraid that’s not an apology. I’m sorry, but I’m not.

BlueBoots added 07:57 - Jan 26
"I am however apologising for any offence I may have caused him, his club or others by my public remarks."

Another to add to the list of remorseless apologies that are becoming all too common. People who apologise for their actions get my respect, people who just apologise for the offence their actions cause are the real sh1thouses...

Barty added 08:09 - Jan 26
Holt is a total pr**k and scum bag.


leftie1972 added 08:14 - Jan 26
If he doesn’t like being the chairman of a football club then don’t do it. It’s very simple. This is a hollow apology and everyone knows it. He is probably laughing at us but we’ll get the last laugh upon promotion! COYB.

CaptainAhab added 08:17 - Jan 26
"That's how I roll."
What a tool

johnwarksshorts added 08:19 - Jan 26
Im sure he was on "Last of the Summer Wine"

Marcus added 08:22 - Jan 26
I'd rather have a chairman who shoots from the hip than sends occasional updates through the programme and never meets fans. Still, it sounds like he might be best to step down from the role and be replaced by someone who is more professional. Of course he would still be their owner and a director, but they're suffering as a team as things stand. I still respect their tough history and their fans, but they need to revamp their squad and leadership to maintain their position or progress.

ArnieM added 08:36 - Jan 26
SHOVE your “ apology” where the sun doesn’t shine mate!

The FA should haul him over the coals and his apology for a football team for bringing the game into disrepute!

Mission accomplished you utter piece of S H I T .

Edmundo added 08:56 - Jan 26
He's just laughing now.

bluesman added 08:56 - Jan 26
FA should act on the way refs handle simulation and time wasting. Morsy probably landed a punch but you just assume its play acting because of the way Accrington behave. But real issue was that the ref looked like he had lost control at times. It wouldn’t have happened if the game had been properly refereed.

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