The Turkey international has insisted that he did not aim any racial slurs at Didier Zokora, and has moved to differentiate himself from the Liverpool strikerthat the former Inter man aimed a racial slur in the wake of last Sunday's meeting between the two sides, and although Emre initially seemed to confirm the allegations, he has now claimed he misunderstood the question.
"I was in a car when Sansal Buyuka [host of the TV show Maraton TV] asked if I had said those words," Emre told Hurriyet. "I didn't fully understand what he said.
"I thought he was asking whether I had sworn at Zokora, and I said: 'Yes'. But I didn't mean to confirm that I had racially abused Zokora.
"I'll spell it out: I absolutely did not say 'n****r'. As a human being, I don't accept racism.
"Personally, I have been subjected to racist slurs like 'dirty Turk', or words aimed at my Muslim beliefs. You can ask the Altintop brothers about this.
"[Liverpool forward Luis] Suarez called [Manchester United's Patrice] Evra 'A dirty n****r' four or five times. I've suddenly found myself in Suarez' position. However, the exchange with Zokora only lasted one minute."
Emre received a two-game ban for his actions, after it was concluded that he had used abusive, but not racist, language by the authorities.