Newcastle United skipper Kevin Nolan has apologised to the club’s fans for his upbeat remarks late last year wishing friends, relatives and Andy Carroll a merry Christmas.
The Toon player’s latest gaffe emerged just hours after he was forced to apologise for saying he was “delighted” for Andy Carroll over his £35million move to Liverpool, a club he described as “fantastic.”
Now the former Bolton player has retracted a number of statements believed to have been made on cards sent to friends, relatives and fellow players, including new Liverpool signing Andy Carroll.
Nolan’s upbeat comments included several references to a “merry Christmas” and a “Happy New Year” as well as suggestions that Carroll has a “fantastic 2011.”
“If fans don’t like it, I apologise,” said Nolan. “On reflection, my merry Christmas salutations were misguided and potentially inflammatory and I’m happy to retract them.
“I do not wish Andy Carroll a merry Christmas, or a happy new year and accept that there is nothing positive to be had in playing football for one of the greatest clubs in British footballing history for shed loads of money.”