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PFA Want Chairman To Publicly Apologise After Joke About Harry Kane

Ryan Sidle

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PFA Want Chairman To Publicly Apologise After Joke About Harry Kane

Jokes about Harry Kane have gotten a bit stale but there's fresh controversy about one made at the PFA Awards by the chairman Ben Purkiss and there are calls for him to publicly apologise.

Harry Kane either did or didn't touch the ball against Stoke City but he was awarded the goal either way. Spurs complaints that he should have been given the goal and his own proclamation of swearing on his daughter's life that he touched the ball just led to ridicule.

The Spurs striker was seemingly upset about all the jokes and whilst they did get boring claims of bullying just seemed like utter nonsense.

It's not the first time someone's had a joke at Kane's expense at an awards ceremony:

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Then last weekend at the PFA Awards chairman Ben Purkiss made a joke in his speech saying, "Harry Kane is so prolific that he is able to score without touching the ball."

Now according to the Mirror the chairman is now at odds with his own organisation as they want him to publicly apologise for what was supposed to be a good natured joke.

Kane and his family are reportedly 'furious,' seeing the joke as yet another example of bullying, and Purkiss could even be forced to quit his position if he doesn't apologise.

The infamous moment Kane did or did not touch the ball. Image: PA Images
The infamous moment Kane did or did not touch the ball. Image: PA Images

The Swinton Town defender, who has held his role since November, has already apologised privately and believes that should be enough, saying, "The facts are I personally spoke to Harry Kane. I explained I was complimenting him on his achievements, how he went on loan before being such a success at Tottenham and my comments were complimentary.

"During my speech I made reference to the fantastic achievements of our members. I spoke about the adversity footballers at all levels face. I referenced some of the nominees for the PFA Men's award.

"I referenced Harry Kane and spoke about my admiration for his success he achieved after his loan spells away from White Hart Lane. I said that he was so good he could score without touching the ball. I know for a fact he touched the ball. He was credited with the goal by an independent panel.

"I was joking at how ridiculous the coverage was as he is such a talented footballer. I contacted Harry to explain my comments and he stated that he had not taken offence to my comments.

"I have utmost respect for Harry Kane and all our members. I have nothing but admiration for Harry."

Southgate no doubt telling Purkiss that any Kane failure at the World Cup is his fault. Image: PA Images
Southgate no doubt telling Purkiss that any Kane failure at the World Cup is his fault. Image: PA Images

Okay so maybe the PFA chairman shouldn't be making a joke about one of his organisation's members but it's not that bad and having him potentially lose his position over it just seems too far.

Everyone just needs to chill out and stop making Kane jokes.

Spurs could have ended this weeks ago by making a joke out of the situation themselves, this hasn't reflected well on anyone at all!

Topics: Spurs, Football News, PFA, England, Harry Kane

Ryan Sidle
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