Magilton says sorry

By Derek DavisChief Football WriterIPSWICH Town skipper Jim Magilton has apologised to a group of Blues supporters after letting rip during the 4-1 win over Wimbledon last Saturday.

By Derek Davis

Chief Football Writer

IPSWICH Town skipper Jim Magilton has apologised to a group of Blues supporters after letting rip during the 4-1 win over Wimbledon last Saturday.

Magilton turned the air blue after being barracked by a section of fans in the Cobbold Stand but last night said he was sorry.


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Startled fans complained to the club after the game but Magilton quickly made the peace.

He said: "I was concentrating so hard on getting the win on Saturday and was so wrapped up in what I was doing I didn't really think about what I shouted.

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"It was really in the heat of the moment and not directed at any one person or any particular group.

"I apologise sincerely for any offence I caused or upset to our fans.

"We got a brilliant victory and I honestly never thought any more of the incident or realised I had upset people but as soon as I heard I wanted to apologise.

"I have said all along how brilliant they have been to us through all these troubled times. They are an extraordinary set of supporters and I know I'm not the only player who appreciates the way they have backed us.

"It is as much for them as for anyone that we want to do well and to win and sometimes our frustration manifests itself in ways it should not.

"Thankfully we got the win and I hope that one isolated moment did not spoil it for supporters."

One fan who wrote to the club was David Burr from Bury St Edmunds, who was infuriated by Magilton's response to the abuse he was receiving from fans in the Cobbold Sand.

He said: "We were stunned. This is the captain. The senior representative of Ipswich Town.

"I came to realise that his action represented what has gone wrong with our once wonderful club."

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