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Boa Morte apologises but Murphy is silent

last updated Wednesday 05th November 2003, 11:34 AM
Fulham winger Luis Boa Morte has apologised to young Anfield striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle for his tackle in Sunday's Premiership clash between the two sides.

The Portuguese international was dismissed for the dangerous challenge in the dying minutes of the Reds' 2-1 win at Loftus Road, but Gerard Houllier has confirmed that the former Arsenal man has personally contacted Pongolle to apologise for his reckless actions.

Houllier said: "Boa Morte has contacted Florent personally and has apologised for the tackle. I think it was a tackle borne out of frustration more than anything else. I am pleased he has apologised."

Unfortunately Liverpool's Murphy has not yet shown the same courage as Boa Morte and has as yet failed to apologise for his X-rated tackle on Steed Malbranque.
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