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UK Premier League chief says sorry for FIFA, UEFA comments

March 16, 2012 - London

UK Premier League chief Sir Dave Richards has apologised for claiming that FIFA and UEFA had "stolen" football from England.

According to the Daily Express, Richards had made the remarks at a conference in Qatar on Wednesday from which the Premier League and Football Association moved quickly to distance themselves.

He said: "I was asked about the heritage of the game, I would never want to offend FIFA or UEFA. I used a word which was, looking back, probably inappropriate, but it is the way I am."


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