Date:Wednesday January 26 2011
Latics midfielder Mohamed Diamé said he has been left 'confused and embarrassed` by the media reaction today to a light-hearted interview he gave to French website Sofoot.
"I cannot believe what`s happened," he said, "I don`t really think there`s anything to apologize for because I never said the things I`m meant to have done, and the way it`s been reported is just a joke.
"The only people I want to apologize to are the Chairman and the club for having to waste their time dealing with something that is just so completely silly.
"I had a conversation with the journalist in which we talked informally about football issues and how settled I was in England and how Wigan was different from Madrid, where I used to play for Rayo Vallecano.
"Of course they`re different, one`s a capital city in a hot climate, the other`s a small town where we had temperatures of minus ten a few weeks ago!! What am I meant to say? The question they asked me was whether people in England were ugly, which was a bad question so I just said the girls cover themselves up more in England because it`s colder!! It was just banter."
"I spoke to the journalist again this morning and he has apologised to me for the way the newspapers here have turned the story around but it`s done now and we can all forget about it.
"I hope the Wigan fans will take this in the spirit it was meant because I have complete respect for the club, the chairman, the manager and our supporters. I really like the town and the people here have always been so welcoming and friendly.
"I am a professional footballer, I live a quiet life, I don`t tend to go out much, I am just here to do a job for the club and focusing on doing well is all that interest me."
Ed Jones, Latics` Head of Media, added: "I am a fluent French speaker and I know Momo as well as anyone. You couldn`t ask for a more respectful guy, and having read the original article in French, it`s absolutely fine. This was just a light hearted piece which has been taken grotesquely out of context but our fans have broad backs, I`m sure they`ll have a laugh about it and move on."
Momo no harm meant
Courtesy of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
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Date:Wednesday January 26 2011
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