What DID Roeder Say At Goodison?

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

Emre's troubles with the FA have dragged on longer than expected and Glenn Roeder has hit out at accusations of a "cover up" over the racial abuse charges that may ... or may not ... been pointed at the Turk.

Roeder: "I strongly deny the allegations made in some of today's newspapers that I was involved in a racist cover-up in relation to events that occurred during our match with Everton on December 30, 2006.

"At the conclusion of the match, I went into the opposition dressing room to apologise for what had been an ugly incident on the pitch.

"I was doing the decent thing because I am sensitive to the image of the sport.

"At no time did I make any apology for racist comments because Emre had told me clearly what he had said, and while not being particularly pleasant, it was not racist."