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