Akpom apologises for reaction
Hull City striker Chuba Akpom has apologised for his reaction after being substituted in Hull’s 2-1 home win over Reading.
The Nigerian, on loan from Arsenal, threw his gloves towards the bench and shook his head in disbelief after being removed from the field after 78 minutes by boss Steve Bruce.
Akpom had been involved in a heated exchange with Reading’s Danny Williams, and the 20-year-old subsequently apologised on Twitter for his reaction.
“Hard fought win tonight. Let a lot of people down with my reaction, sorry to the fans, staff and club.” Akpom wrote.
“Emotions got the better of me.”
Bruce has said he will deal with the player accordingly, telling Sky Sports: “I’ve been in the game long enough to understand emotions run high and sometimes you make a complete fool of yourself,
“I’ve had World Cup winners throw their gloves at me. Then I take a bit of notice.
“I’m not going to take notice of a 20-year-old who, unfortunately, when things don’t go his way spits his dummy out and throws his toys out of the pram.
“I will deal with it in a way I think I should. He’s got that little edge which all good players have got, but you have to control that.”
Akpom has scored four goals in 25 appearances for the Tigers this season, with the club fourth in the Championship and two points off an automatic promotion place.