Amankwaah issues Harris apology
Swindon defender Kevin Amankwaah has apologised to Neil Harris after an alleged 'cancer' jibe.
Last Updated: 12/10/09 6:00pm
Swindon defender Kevin Amankwaah has apologised to Millwall striker Neil Harris after an alleged 'cancer' jibe.
Amankwaah had earlier denied claims that he had taunted the Lions striker over his battle against testicular cancer during Saturday's 1-1 draw.
But he has now admitted he regrets comments made during a heated verbal exchange and is making a donation to the Everyman Cancer Charity, of which Harris is a patron.
A statement from Swindon read: "Kevin Amankwaah acknowledges that he may have reacted inappropriately to a verbal exchange between the two players and made what could be construed as an insensitive comment relating to the illness that Harris successfully fought.
"Kevin stated that his comments, which were very out of character, were made in what was a highly-competitive match, where passions were running high."
Amankwaah added: "While I feel I was the subject of some abusive comments, I regret any offence my comment may have caused and extend an apology to Neil, a player and a man for whom I have a high regard."
Harris, 32, underwent successful surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2001.