Evans apol­o­gises for wife’s com­ments in wake of Swiss loss

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

Corry Evans has apol­o­gised for com­ments made by his wife in the wake of North­ern Ire­land’s 1-0 de­feat to Switzer­land at Wind­sor Park.

Evans was harshly judged to have han­dled the ball in­side his own area. Ro­ma­nian ref­eree Ovidiu Hate­gan pointed to the spot and Ri­cardo Ro­driguez swept the ball home – leav­ing the hosts with a moun­tain to climb in to­mor­row’s sec­ond leg.

Af­ter the match, Lisa Evans tweeted: “Ro­ma­nian gypsy c**t!!! And to ac­tu­ally think North­ern Ire­land has prob­a­bly homed one of his smelly rel­a­tives!! Un­grate­ful twat!! Any­way on­wards and up­wards #GAWA”

The tweet has since been deleted – along with Mrs Evans Twit­ter ac­count – and the Black­burn Rovers mid­fielder has sub­se­quently re­leased a state­ment apol­o­gis­ing.

North­ern Ire­land are seek­ing a first World Cup ap­pear­ance since 1986.

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