ARSENAL legend Ian Wright has apologised to Gunners fans after labeling them "mugs" in a rant about Ashley Cole on Twitter. Wrighty backed Cole's decision to quit Arsenal and join Chelsea after the they lifted the Champions League trophy following a penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich last night.
He took to Twitter to attack Gooners who have continuously barracked the left-back for leaving north London in 2006 for the King's Road after he baulked at Arsenal's wage offer of £55,000-a-week.
Cole insisted that the win, which sees Chelsea lift a maiden European Cup before Arsenal, proved his decision to be correct. He said: "I'm lost for words, we stuck to our tactics and in the end we deserved it. Now no-one can say anything to me. This is the reason I came here."
Wrighty backed him and last night he tweeted: "Ashley cole. Laughing last. To you all you mugs who caned him! He made the right decision! Swallow and move on.
"mugs was a bit strong. Suppose when you've sat down at heard how he speaks about the AFC situation first hand, happy 4 him
"it won't make any difference mugs or not! Just supporting him has been enough for the fans to cane me. Sera sera my friend.
"I suppose maybe when he's ready he'll explain. Would love to see him do piers Morgan show.
"plus with some AFC fans I've only given them a proper reason to dislike me. They know who they are.
"But support I believe true AFC fans will accept that. And the one's that don't! Well...... You know what you are......"
But today he has said sorry for his remarks. He said: "Mugs was way out of order! And I apologise unreservedly! To true AFC fans. Who I owe everything. :-(((. #i'mthemug. But support I believe true AFC fans will accept that. And the one's that don't! Well...... You know what you are......"
CARL ELDRIDGE - on Twitter @eldomedia