'I got it wrong' - Jermaine Jenas apologises for 'sh*thouse' comments about referee during Tottenham's clash with Arsenal

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  • Jenas raged at referee during north London derby
  • Apologised for his statement
  • Was not happy with penalty award

WHAT HAPPENED? The former Spurs player critcised the referee for awarding Arsenal a second-half penalty for a supposed handball offence by Cristian Romero. Jones checked the incident on VAR before pointing to the sport which did not please Jenas. He took to X (formerly Twitter) to write, "Complete sh*thouse of a referee! They’re all ruining our game!"

The referee's association president Paul Field then slammed Jenas for his 'irresponsible' comments as he expressed his disappointment.

WHAT THEY SAID: Jenas, on Monday, once again took X to apologise for his earlier comments as he wrote, "I hold my hands up, I got it wrong yesterday. I should know, more than most, the responsibility we have as fans, players and pundits and the impact our words online can have as it's an area I've been vocal in.

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"My emotions got the better of me and I apologise to The FA and to all match officials."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Tottenham Hotspur twice came from behind to hold rivals Arsenal to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in the north London derby with club captain Heung-min Son scoring a brace.


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WHAT NEXT? Arsenal will be next seen in action in the Carabao Cup against Brentford on Wednesday while Spurs will face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.