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Apology for Rio!

Yesterday we questioned the ethics of telling a tube passenger that Rio`s international career was over before Rio had been told himself.

Naturally Rio was more than just a little miffed and it now seems that Roy Hodgson realises the enormity of his error and is trying to back-track.

However, it seems that getting hold of Rio proved a little elusive yesterday and Hodgson was forced to leave a voicemail message for Rio.

Backtracking and trying to recover the situation in the media, Hodgson is reported as now having commented,

"I`m very disappointed that my travelling on the Tube train and suggesting Rio`s career is over to a passing punter has been recorded as it has."

"I respect the man and I respect the player. But if I called him it would be to play in the team. Not to be just part of the squad."

"I am looking forward. Rio didn`t feature in my plans for the Euros and since then the players I`ve used have done well for me and I`m sticking with those players."

"I`m trying to rejuvenate the squad."


But surely a friendly call wouldn`t have been too much to expect would it Roy?



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2012

Time: 9:36AM

Your Comments

Awwww poor ickle Wio, bless.
Bluedub
Awwww poor ickle Wio, bless.
Bluedub
Quite glad he's not in the team don't need anymore reasons for injuries at the back
MotorMad
Quite glad he's not in the team don't need anymore reasons for injuries at the back
MotorMad
Trying to rejuvenate the squad by selecting the usual underperforming and overrated players? The guy chats so much ***** and is well out of his depth. At least rio can conentrate on prolonging his career and staying fit than worry about playing for England.
TheFamousNo7
Trying to rejuvenate the squad by selecting the usual underperforming and overrated players? The guy chats so much ***** and is well out of his depth. At least rio can conentrate on prolonging his career and staying fit than worry about playing for England.
TheFamousNo7
Rio's not good enough for England
Tiny T
Rio's not good enough for England
Tiny T
 

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