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Apologies of an Englishman in New York

It's been one of football's worst kept secrets for weeks now but Chelsea legend Frank Lampard Thursday formally started a new life as the latest 'pond-hopper' with an apology to New York, The Telegraph understands.


It would be recalled that as it became known Lampard was going to sign on the dotted lines for newly formed American Major League Soccer side New York City, angry reports had in a blitzkrieg emerged from a segment of the Big Apple press about his "distasteful behaviour" on the night of the infamous 9/11 disaster, but the 36-year-old was apparently dying to set the record straight on his offensive drunken antics in front of American tourists in London 13 years ago and upon signing a two-year contract, amid cheers from star-struck fans and media as he was unveiled in a grand ceremony in Brooklyn, wasted no time in tendering his apology.


"I categorically did not set out to insult anyone or behave badly in front of the Americans.
I`m very sensitive to the issue and the tragedy. I have some regrets. I was na´ve and a young boy at the time," an embarrassed Lampard pleaded frankly.


"I was out on a day I shouldn`t have been - I certainly wouldn`t do it today. I`ve tried in the last 13 years at Chelsea to be a good man, not just a good footballer but a good man off the pitch."


The report goes on to say that although the Chelsea all-time highest goalscorer won't be playing for the new franchise which is owned by owners of a certain English club called Manchester City anytime soon as the MLS season does not kick off until next winter, he will back up his words with a visit to the 9/11 memorial in New York to pay his respects whilst in the city.


"It`s very important to pay respect. It`s a huge memorial and I will certainly go there to pay my respects," he explained.


Here at Vital Chelsea we believe that's done and dusted then, and as we wish the England centurion the very best during his sojourn Stateside, may the Big Apple savor the Lampard legend we all had for 13 years in West London!


Carefree & KTBFFH




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Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 25 2014

Time: 3:46AM

Your Comments

Like I said, a true gentleman on and off the pitch. Great article.
ForeverChels
I just hope the New Yorkers believe Frank. When you could play football in just about any city in the world it seems careless to choose the one you insulted in its darkest hour.
CobhamBlue
A class act. Super Frank. Wish him the very best.
syed230183_chelseafc
It is a measure of the integrity of a man to be able to identify when one has been wrong and be man enough to own up and say i am sorry. Much respect lamps and i am looking forward to you time here in the States..welcome aboard..Join David Villa and the rest and bring the MLS cup to the Big Apple.
GabeU
 

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