Footballer Kevin Keegan today bowed to 3o years of pressure and apologised over his race comments. In 1976 the then Liverpool striker came off his bike in a spectacular crash during the heats of the bicycle race in TV show Superstars. After the race Keegan commented "These people here in the stands have come here to see me make a fool of myself and they've got a right to it!"
A Solicitor representing Kevin Keegan announced at a hastily arranged press conference "Mr Keegan now appreciates that the spectators had paid their hard earned money to see top athletes of the day competing at the highest level and that he should have been trying properly."
After his sustained campaign over the years led to Keegan's apology, Mr. Wayne Flare (47) made the following statement "Kevin Keegan's race comments left me troubled and embittered, my Dad paid good money to take me to Bracknell that night and all he got was a son with a phobia of bikes, tiny shorts and bubble perms thanks to Mr. Keegan, this apology means my life can resume and maybe this year I will pass my proficiency test"