I'M SORRY; Hibs ace Riordan apologies for refugee jibe at Jambo Rudi Hibs star's refugee jibe at rival Skacel.
The Hibs striker was caught on camera joining fans in boozy taunts about Hearts' Czech player Rudi Skacel. A video clip of him chanting: "Rudi Skacel is a f***ing refugee" has been circulated among fans.
Riordan, 22, was last night said to have accepted he had made a serious mistake as he celebrated his team's 2-0 derby victory over their Edinburgh rivals last month.
He now plans to apologise personally to Skacel, a spokesman for Hibs said.
The spokesman added: "He apologises for any offence he may inadvertently have caused.
"He joined in with a group of supporters celebrating the derby triumph, but admits that joining in with that particular song was a misjudgment."
Riordan stands with his arms in the air and appears to lead a singalong in the video, which lasts less than a minute.
Hearts fan John Robertson said: "It's disgusting Riordan would sing this kind of filth."
Supporters flooded the Hearts website Jambos kickback with their views on the video.
One said: "Good to see he is supporting the Show Racism The Red Card campaign."
In June this year, Riordan was cleared in court of a foul-mouthed bust-up with police.
He was arrested following a scuffle on an Edinburgh street but was cleared after his lawyer argued that telling police to "f *** off" was not a crime.
In August, Hibs manager Tony Mowbray warned his stars about off-the-pitch antics before the first derby game of the season.
He said he demanded discipline from players and cautioned them against making the wrong sort of headlines
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Nov 25, 2005|
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