Henry apologises for confrontation with fan

Thierry Henry has apologised for swearing at one of Arsenal’s supporters following the 3-2 Premier League defeat to Swansea on Sunday, The Guardian reports.

The Frenchman, back at Arsenal on a two-month loan deal, called on his side to go to their 2,000 fans that made the trip to South Wales and applaud. A section of Gunners fans then called for the team to show some more spirit and endeavour and Henry retaliated when one of them shouted obscenities towards the team. The 34 year old is hopeful that the incident can be left in the background, but still wants the Gunners fans to get behind the team.

Henry said: ‘I was really shocked and disappointed on Sunday and not just at the result. After the final whistle of a very tricky game, I insisted the whole team go and applaud the Arsenal supporters. When I arrived in front of our own fans, I couldn’t understand the abuse the team were getting from one of them. I wanted to tell the fan in question that we need their support, not abuse.

‘The sentiment is right, but in hindsight could have been better expressed. So I would like to first and foremost apologise for using inappropriate language to that particular supporter. I didn’t intend to be malicious or threatening and am aware that it could have been said in a calmer manner’, Henry added.

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