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I Never Apologised Because I Didn't Insult Anybody - Grant

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Black Stars Coach, Avram Grant
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Head coach of the Black Stars Avram Grant has made it clear that he never apologised to Ghanaians for his bull***t comment because he didn’t insult anybody.

Speaking on Starr FM's Starr Drive, he said he only retracted the word bull***t after his attention was drawn that Ghanaians had taken offence to the word.

"I didn't apologise...because if you follow my career I have never insulted anybody", 

The former Chelsea manager had been heavily criticised after he in the post-match press conference of the Black Stars game against Mozambique in Accra in the 2017 Nations Cup qualifier  said “If this nation will concentrate on the football and not the bull***t, 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.”

Grant was on Thursday heard in an interview with GFA Spokesperson, Ibrahim Saanie Daara saying,  “First, I withdraw this word. Just the thing I will like to say is I love Ghana and I respect Ghanaians and I care about the Ghanaian team".

"What I wanted to say is we need everybody not to focus on the unnecessary thing[s], only to focus about the most important things. [let's] focus on the important things that can take us forward and not about negative things," he told Daara.

But in the interview, he told hosts Bola Ray and Anita Erskine, that his comments were taken out of context.

According to him, bull***t is a word he uses often in his punditry work and at home with his kids and did not mean to use it in a derogatory manner.

"There was no negative meaning behind it because I use it in punditry work and at home with my kids," Grant said, adding that, Ghanaians are "kind" and "very welcoming" and will never disrespect them in anyway.