This is a nearly funny little story that appeared on the BBC’s Sports website and we are sharing with you verbatim below. It was all good-natured and no blows were exchanged or writs issued. It, of course, reached the Press since there are certain things we just don’t say in public, particularly if we are celebrities:
|Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has apologised for saying in a Twitter message that team-mate Aaron Ramsey looked “like a rapist”.The 21-year-old Polish goalkeeper has been reminded by the club of his responsibilities, and apologised for any offence his remarks had caused.
The statements mocking Wales captain Ramsey have since been deleted from Szczesny’s Twitter timeline.
“I’m sorry if anyone was offended by my tweets,” Szczesny wrote on Twitter.
Poland international Szczesny joined the Gunners in 2006 from Polish side Legia Warsaw and has since made 35 appearances for the club – including their 1-0 FA Cup victory over Leeds United on Tuesday.
Ramsey, also 21, had posted a picture of himself attending a golf event, to which Szczesny responded: “I don’t wanna be rude mate but you look like a rapist on that picture.”
The Wales international had treated the comments as light-hearted, replying: “I try my best mate we’re not all blessed with a good fashion sense like you”.
Arsenal Football Club is an English professional football club in North London that plays in the Premier League. One of the most successful clubs in English football, they have won 13 First Division and Premier League titles and 10 FA Cups. They hold the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the English top flight and are the only side to have completed a Premier League season unbeaten.
Arsenal was founded in 1886 in Woolwich and in 1893 became the first club from the south of England to join the Football League. In 1913, they moved north across the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury. In the 1930s they won five League Championship titles and two FA Cups. After a lean period in the post-war years they won the League and FA Cup Double, in the 1970–71 season, and in the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century won two more Doubles and reached the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final.
Arsenal have a long-standing rivalry with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, with whom they regularly contest the North London derby. Arsenal are also the third most valuable club in the world as of 2010, valued at $1.2 billion.