Cobblers boss Rob Page has issued an apology for a ‘totally unacceptable’ comment he made after Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.
Page had summed up his side’s shocking performance by describing it as a case of ‘men against girls’.
It was a ninth defeat in 11 games for Cobblers and clearly had a big effect on the manager, who faced the media after the match.
And after reflecting on the comments he made, Page has decided to apologise.
“Saturday was a very difficult afternoon for everyone,” Page said.
“After the match I made a comment, when speaking to our local media, about the game being a case of ‘men against girls’.
“I immediately realised that this comment was totally unacceptable. No offence was meant by it and I apologise wholeheartedly if any was caused.
“This was an error of judgement I made in the heat of the moment shortly after a very difficult defeat, but that is no excuse, I accept that.”