Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Charles Itandje has apologised to the club's fans after he was suspended for 14 days for his conduct during this week's Hillsborough memorial service. The Premier League club confirmed on Saturday that he had been suspended after television pictures appeared to show him smiling during Wednesday's service to remember the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at an FA Cup semi-final 20 years ago. "Charles Itandje has now been officially suspended for 14 days by the club while we investigate his conduct during the Hillsborough Memorial Service," a club spokesman said. Itandje, who signed from French club Lens in 2007, was told not to attend training on Friday under the instructions of manager Rafael Benitez. Liverpool's players joined thousands of fans at Anfield on Wednesday for an emotional service. "First of all, if my behaviour has called offence to anybody then I can only apologise," Itandje was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo newspaper. "I am sorry, I am sorry, a thousand times I'm sorry. It was never my intention to offend or disrespect anyone. "To the club, to the fans, and especially to the families I am deeply sorry." NEWS: Inappropriate Itandje may face Anfield axe LIVERPOOL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter
18 April 2009
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