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Sir Alex Ferguson: I didn't mean to insult Newcastle fans with 'wee club in the North East' jibe
Published : 06 Jan 2013 10:18:51
Ferguson caused outrage among the Toon Army when he described Newcastle as a "wee club in the North East" during his recent spat with Alan Pardew. But he told the Mail on Sunday: "It was never my intention to belittle Newcastle fans. "I want to clear up any misunderstanding that may have arisen over what I said. I have nothing but the highest regard for Newcastle fans and I always have had. "They are up there with the best supporters in the game. "Their passion, commitment and fervour have never wavered, even though they have had little to celebrate.