Chuba Akpom has apologised for his tantrum last night when he threw his gloves off in a huff, having been taken off during Hull’s 2-1 win at Reading.
With the scores 1-1 at the time, the on-loan Arsenal striker reacted poorly the decision by Steve Bruce, but afterwards said via his Twitter account, “Hard fought win tonight. Let a lot of people down with my reaction, sorry to the fans, staff and club.
“Emotions got the better of me.”
Bruce didn’t mince his words after the game though, slamming the behaviour of the 20 year old.
“I’ve been in the game long enough to understand emotions run high and sometimes you make a complete fool of yourself,” he said.
“I’ve had World Cup winners throw their gloves at me. Then I take a bit of notice. I’m not going to take notice of a 20-year-old who, unfortunately, when things don’t go his way spits his dummy out and throws his toys out of the pram.”
It does sound like he’s in for some disciplinary action, but that’s part of the learning process, and the loan at Hull to develop him as a player and a person.
Bruce continued, “I will deal with it in a way I think I should. He’s got that little edge which all good players have got, but you have to control that.”
Let’s hope the talented glover-chucker learns his lesson and works hard to make up for what was rather silly behaviour.